Thursday, 21 February 2008

Visitation and Memorial Celebration for Founding Member of Urbane Cyclist

Eugene Yao, a founding member of Urbane Cyclist, passed away peacefully on February 12th, 2008. He is survived by his wife Winnie, and his children Claire and Ryan.

His dedication to the co-operative movement and his actions on behalf of making Toronto a better place will be missed.

The visitation will be at the Cardinal Funeral Home Bathurst Chapel (366 Bathurst Street; 416-603-1444) from 3 to 9 PM this Friday (February 22nd), and the service is starting at 10 AM this Saturday.

There is also a memorial gathering to celebrate his life at the Cecil Community Centre (58 Cecil Street, 416-392-1090) starting at 4 PM this Saturday.

In honour of Eugene, the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD - 100 McCaul Street, 416-977-1600) has created an award to support excellence in bicycle design. In lieu of flowers, donations to the "Eugen Yao Urbane Cyclist Bicycle Design Award Fund" may be sent to OCAD or the Urbane Cyclist.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We'll all miss Eugene