Met Kerry once in person, at the Toronto B'con noir fiction panel. What a
great guy. Enjoyed his contributions to the list for the past decade.
He was a man, take him for all in all, I shall not look upon his like again.
On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 6:18 PM, Kevin Burton Smith <
> It's not been a good month. I just heard from Peter Sellers, the Canadian
> crime writer and editor, that our good friend Kerry Schooley is dead,
> apparently of a heart attack.
> I'll try to find out more as soon as I can, but I'm not at home right now.
> And not very good company, I'm afraid.
> Kerry was of the brightest lights of this list, an intelligent and
> well-read man whose opinions carried not just weight but grace and wit and
> generosity of spirit -- things we're too often too of. He was also, under
> the pen name of John Swan, one of the best noir writers and editors in
> Canada, sadly under-appreciated. He actually bought my first published
> fiction. But more than that, he was a good friend. A very good friend.
> Somehow we lost touch over the last few years, and now we'll never be able
> to catch up. Fuck. I'm really hurting.
> Crank up the Otis Redding, boys. We're just lost one of the good ones.
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