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"RBC" 2003 Obituary


RBC o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-29 published
COOK, John Anthony
Died suddenly on July 26, 2003. Husband to Alexandra MONTGOMERY son of Jane and the late G. Norman COOK; father, with Marilyn COOK, of Norman COOK (Dalia) and Kirsten ZABA (Dwayne) and grandfather to Niki, Antony, Tristan and Jasmine. Brother of Diana WURTZBURG (Chris) and George COOK (Noreen.) John was a retired Director of RBC Dominion Securities, Past Chairman of the Canadian Opera Company and President of Lewa Downs Foundation Canada. He was the recipient of the first Ruby Award recognizing Opera Builders in Canada and was made an Honorary Citizen of Saskatchewan for his service to that province. John was a graduate of the University of Toronto, and Upper Canada College where he was recognized as athlete of the year. John loved life and lived it to the fullest. He will be remembered by all who knew him for his warmth, integrity, good humour and generosity. A service for family and close Friends will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2003 at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 73 Simcoe Street, Toronto. A celebration of the life of this passionate and generous man will be held at a later date. Details will be announced in this column. The family gratefully declines flowers, and asks that donations be made to the Canadian Opera Company's Ring Cycle in John's memory. Canadian Opera Company, 227 Front Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5A 1E8. (416) 363-6671. Arrangements in the care of the Trull ''North Toronto'' Funeral Home and Cremation Centre 416-488-1101.

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