In Memoriam

In Memoriam

Their artistic voices may be gone but their vision and talent lives on in our community.

2024

Curtis Crawford

Curtis Crawford

1957-2024

Film

Howard Pulver

Howard Pulver

1947-2024

Music

2023

David Farmer

David Farmer

1933-2023

Performing Arts

Joel MacMeekin

Joel MacMeekin

1984-2023

Elizabeth Mitchell

Elizabeth Mitchell

1946-2023

Heritage

Evan Morton

Evan Morton

1941-2023

Heritage

Peter C. Newman

Peter C. Newman

1929-2023

Literary

Pere Solmes

Pere Solmes

1950-2023

Music

Suzanne Pasternak

Suzanne Pasternak

1951-2023

“Suzanne was a singer, songwriter, performing and recording artist, author, producer, storyteller, lecturer, folklorist, marine historian, writer and documentary filmmaker. She spent over 33 years collecting oral histories in the field, filming and photo documenting her subjects with a focus on eastern Ontario and the various islands in Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River.

Suzanne’s work led her to create historically-based folk operas, musicals, plays, three books, two documentaries and two albums and also has a lecture series.Her best-known folk opera, Minerva, is a dramatic and true cross border story weaving a tale of a young 17-year-old ship’s cook from 1878 whose name was Minerva McCrimmon.

She also wrote a book (plus audio book) about another cross border tale called The Story of the 1917 Halifax Explosion and the Boston Tree. A copy has been donated to every library in Boston by the esteemed A.C. Ratshesky Foundation.”

2022

Marie Timbers

Marie Timbers

1951-2022

Visual Arts

Marion Casson

Marion Casson

1940-2022

Visual Arts

Steve Forrester

Steve Forrester

1945-2022

Performing Arts

Winsome Lewis

Winsome Lewis

1926-2022

Curator

Brian Scott

Brian Scott

1929-2022

Dance

Vera Morton

Vera Morton

1926-2022

Arts Supporter

2021

Kathryn Fellows

Kathryn Fellows

1939-2021

Visual Arts

Maurice Rollins

Maurice Rollins

1927-2021

Arts Supporter

2020

Michael Rutland

Michael Rutland

1945-2020

Visual Arts

2019

Peter Davis

Peter Davis

1937-2019

Visual Arts and QAC Staff