We lost one of the good ones over the weekend.
ABBOTT, Roger Anthony - Died peacefully on Saturday, March 26, 2011 in Toronto surrounded by his family and friends at the age of 64. He was a loving, compassionate man of many talents who shared all that he had - a true inspiration to all who were blessed to have known him. Though Roger was taken from us far too early, he was a man who lived his life to the fullest and we were fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to express our profound love for him in his final days. He was predeceased by his father William Abbott. He is survived by his loving mother Betty and his sister Jackie McNally (Vince) of Oakville. He will be greatly missed by nephew Mark McNally (Joanne) of Ottawa and niece Johanne McNally Myers (Derek) of Oakville. He was a great-uncle to Quinton and Ryan McNally and Jacob and Zoë Myers. He leaves many other family and friends around the world. His family is deeply grateful to Don Ferguson for his incredible strength and devotion during this difficult time. Sincere thanks to the exceptional medical team in the MSICU at Toronto General Hospital for their loving care and support. A private ceremony has already taken place. A memorial and celebration of Roger's life will be held in the coming weeks. Memorial donations to Easter Seals Ontario would be greatly appreciated.