Obituaries

Fotheringham at home in 2011. (COLIN MCCONNELL STAR) . (Colin McConnell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

Allan Fotheringham was loved, revered and loathed but never ignored

The Maclean’s icon who shook Canadian politics and media with a blast of post-’60s insouciance has died. He defined acerbic wit, but couldn’t hide how deeply he cared about his country.
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What writing 500 obituaries taught us about living

Maclean’s is closing the door on The End, our beloved back-page obit. Before it goes, we asked writer Michael Friscolanti to read through 12 years worth and reflect on the lessons within.
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Janet Stephanie Rooks, 1959-2014

She was a gifted pianist and a nurse. Whenever possible, she would embark on long treks in the Rocky Mountains.