It is with a heavy heart that I share the news that our beloved Slaw founder, Simon Fodden, passed away on February 10th, 2018. Simon had been fighting cancer for the past four years, and died surrounded by his family at the Kensington Hospice in Toronto.
Simon’s accomplishments were many. From the family’s eulogy, he was beautifully described as “law professor and associate dean of law, author, blogger, founder/publisher of slaw.ca, lifelong learner, eclectic collector of interests and curiosities, aesthete, fashion plate, craft beer lover, foodie, charming conversationalist, music lover, technofile, web designer and all-around early adopter of innovation. Online before online was a place to be.”
Indeed, he was all those things; and for myself and many others, a cherished friend.
Simon’s family would like to extend an invitation to his friends, family, colleagues and followers of his work to come together and remember him at:
“1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13th at the I-Zone Lofts, 326 Carlaw Avenue, in Toronto. A celebration of Simon’s life will follow, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Allen’s Restaurant and Pub, 143 Danforth Avenue. All are welcome to join in one or both events.”
I’m sure much more will be written in the days ahead; and I would like to encourage that by extending an invitation to our authors and readers to share their stories, either in the comments below or as separate posts on Slaw. Your kind thoughts and memories are always welcome.