Tom Schatzky’s Celebration of Life


May 17, 1939 – October 11, 2018

Tom Schatzky, a long time RAPC member, died peacefully in Ottawa on October 11th, 2018 in his 80th year from pancreatic cancer. He was born in London, England at the onset of World War II. His childhood was spent in Church Stretton and Norwich before the family moved to Toronto in 1953.

As a proud Canadian, his adventurous spirit took him to many corners of the world. Tom always had a profound sense of the injustice of the underdog and supported their needs throughout his life.

A lifelong love of choral singing (a member of six choirs), Tom’s other hobbies included photography and outdoor adventures in the Canadian wilderness. He used his irreverent sense of humour and his witty puns to break down barriers and build bridges with strangers and friends around the world. Tom will be missed by many.

Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to organizations which supports refugees and immigrants to Canada.

An informal drop-in reception to celebrate Tom’s life will be held on Sunday, October 21st in Ottawa at the Orange Art Gallery at 290 City Centre Avenue between 4pm-6pm.

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