Graham Petrie

“A Celebration of Graham’s Life will be held at Circle of Life Cremation and Burial Centre, 100 King Street East, Dundas, ON, on Saturday January 27, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; spoken words at 2 p.m. (Additional parking at the Air Force Club.)”

It is with profound sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Graham Petrie on December 9, 2023, with his daughters by his side. Graham was a deeply thoughtful and intelligent man. His intellectual curiosity was boundless, leading him to share the depths of his knowledge and insights generously. As we mourn his loss, we remember this along with his kindness and humility; a lasting legacy that will be remembered with deep admiration and respect.

A member of the Toronto Film Society since 1965, Graham was our Scholar in residence and helped to organize the programming for the last years of the Raiding the Vaults at George Eastman House seminars. We last saw him in December 2022, when we awarded him the inaugural Graham Petrie Award, given in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the Toronto Film Society and the film community at large.

To read more about Graham, please check out the Canada Obituaries, 2023 and The Hamilton Spectator.

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