I was very saddened to hear of the passing last Tuesday of Diane Lewarne Partin, one of Toronto's most beloved performers and voice teachers and devoted mother of two children. I first met Diane in Vancouver after moving back there in 1994, where I had the pleasure of performing and working with several of her students. When I moved to Toronto, we renewed our acquaintance and worked together at Tapestry in the 2004-05 season. She will be fondly remembered and her many contributions to the performing arts community in Canada will live with us.
A public remembrance and celebration will be held tomorrow at 1pm at Timothy Eaton Memorial Church at 230 St. Clair Avenue West in Toronto.
Notice in the Globe and Mail