sweet post, I didn't know him personally at all...but always admired him. Thanks for sharing this, it shed some light on what kind of person he was. I am sorry for you loss.I am absolutely heartbroken. Don was a very good friend and I miss him very much.
He touched so many lives and had such an enormous impact on so many communities. He was a founder and Godfather of Toronto's Rave Scene. He was a huge radio personality. Actor. Improv. 1groove.com. CFNY. Effective. Host of the biggest Pride events. One of the greatest voices of all time. a.k.a. Dr. Trance. a.k.a. Foonman. He rocked more dance floors than anyone I know.
He emceed my wedding. He was the best host I could imagine. My wife fell in love with him instantly, as did we all.
I am happy that he met my daughter, which was the last time I saw him, at Katrina & Jelo's baby shower last month.
The last time I spoke with him was just last week. He was about to enter a new retail lease for one of his business ventures. He was excited and, as always, full of life and energy. We ended the call strategizing about how to ensure we would get midnight sneak preview tickets to 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' - i.e. how early would we have to start checking cineplex.com every day so that we could buy our block of tickets before others, to get the best seats in the house at the first showing at Scotiabank IMAX.
He, along with Jelo and Timmy, were the only ones I knew that got as excited about stuff like that as I did. I loved talking comic books and superhero movies with him. He was living proof that one need not grow up as one grew older, and I loved that about him.
We will miss his pond parties. We will miss his wonderful sense of humour. We will miss his companionship, his emails and his hugs.
Deepest condolences to his family and best friends.
We love you, Don.