[community] Sad news and remembering dear friends

pina.dintino at gmail.com pina.dintino at gmail.com
Sun Feb 28 19:41:28 UTC 2021

Hello all, my goodness how sad and tragic. Both Justin and Christine were
great people who dedicated a lot of their work to research and advocacy for
persons with disabilities marginalized and underserved. While not working
with either day to day I had the pleasure of knowing  Justin  and Christine
both and I know they will be terribly missed. Their work their passion and
dedication went far beyond their person.
Life after Covid19 will never be the same for so many reasons but mostly
because of the loved ones we have lost to this crazy pandemic.
My sincere condolences go to everyone who knew Justin and Christine their
families and friends and the IDRC community where I know he was loved and
Yes, we must continue to stay safe and look after ourselves and those we
Virtual hugs to you all.

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Sent: February 28, 2021 1:32 PM
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Jutta, thank-you for sharing these amazing articles.  I am deeply touched by
Justin's contribution and knew Christine and also did not know she had
passed. My condolences, Sara


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From: community <community-bounces at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca> on behalf of Jutta
Treviranus <jtreviranus at ocadu.ca>
Sent: February 28, 2021 11:59 AM
To: Inclusive Design Community <community at lists.idrc.ocadu.ca>
Subject: [community] Sad news and remembering dear friends

Grief and support in dying during COVID has been very hard. Our community
has lost many members this past year.

This week we lost a dear friend Justin Clark. It is not an exaggeration to
say that Justin transformed our world and made it a better place. For those
of you that did not get a chance to know Justin, here are some articles
speaking about the impact he has had.

I keep wondering what would have happened if we had amplified Justin's work
more, to extend to all the care homes that have led to the greatest loss
during the pandemic.

David Lawson asked me to share another great loss (see below). Christine was
another powerful, tireless force for good. Her absence will be deeply felt,
especially by the cultural sector.

We need to take care of each other and use our collective energy to spread
the work of the change-makers in our community.

all my best,

> Hi Jutta,
> Some very sad news. I just found out, today, that Christine Karcza died in
the Fall of cancer.  I had been trying to contact her for quite a while --
but to no avail. So, I Googled her this afternoon and discovered that she
had died.
> I'm really fond of Christine Karcza -- along with you, and Sambhavi, she
was one of my MRP supervisors at OCADU. She was so kind and brilliant. Last
time I saw her, she took Nam and I out for brunch at Eatly in her building,
the Manulife. We owe her an invitation.
> Jutta, I thought you'd like to see this memorial text from The Fringe, and
her obituary, below:
> https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.
> facebook.com%2Ftorontofringe%2Fposts%2Fwe-would-like-to-take-a-moment-
> to-remember-christine-karcza-christine-died-of-ca%2F3314764811917873%2
> F&data=04%7C01%7Csdiamond%40ocadu.ca%7C71c49ce76c074bfe758008d8dc0
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> IY6KN8OkvLPNvh0%3D&reserved=0
> https://can01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.
> tributearchive.com%2Fobituaries%2F18295833%2FChristine-Marie-Karcza&am
> p;data=04%7C01%7Csdiamond%40ocadu.ca%7C71c49ce76c074bfe758008d8dc0a464
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> --
> David Dyer Lawson, MDes ID
> PhD Student
> Critical Disability Studies (CDS)
> School of Health Policy and Management York University
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