Re: RARA-AVIS: Kerry Schooley, R.I.P.

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 22 Sep 2010

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    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 <> wrote:

    > 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.
    > Kevin

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