A Database of the Dead

these are the people who have died and we alone have survived to say that these are the people who have died

Below, you will find a database of the dead. In it, you are invited to anonymously enter the names of anyone who has died. Each name entered into the database will be inscribed into a scroll which will be read from on the night of Grief. For your convenience, we have prepared an FAQ which we hope will help better acquaint you with this Database of the Dead, and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that once a name has been submitted, you will not be able to edit it. If a change is necessary, click revision, and we will do our best to assist you.

As of noon eastern standard time on June 30th, we will cease to inscribe anymore names from the Database of the Dead into the scroll from which we will read on the night of Grief. Thank you to everyone who has entered the names of the dead. We are honoured to recite these names on your behalf. You are welcome to continue entering names into the Database of the Dead. We will leave it intact online for the foreseeable future. But we will not be publicly reciting any name after this point. Thank you.  

Submit a Name

  • First and last name.
  • If the name of the dead is commonly pronounced incorrectly by native English speakers, please help us say the name as it is intended to be heard. You can consult nameshouts.com (opens in a new tab) to assist you in writing the name phonetically.
  • This section is an opportunity to share memories about the dead, but is also intended to help visitors avoid entering names of the dead that have already been entered. For this reason, please try to describe the most characteristic attributes about the dead—family members, life accomplishments, physical descriptions, and activities for which the dead were best known when they were alive… These are the things most likely to help other visitors navigate the database. And once again, we ask that you please search the database before entering a name. Thank you.
  • If you’d like to be kept in the loop about news and upcoming performances by The Holy Gasp, please enter your email address here. We will not share your email address with any third parties, and you are free to unsubscribe at any time.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

 
Look for someone
Sort results by

The Name of the Dead Pronunciation
(if you feel it would be useful)
About the Dead
Alan Selwyn Rubensohn 1954 - 1973
Alan was quite brilliant, both academically and technically.
He was also caring, daring, funny and sensitive.
He was my best friend and...
Read more about Alan Selwyn Rubensohn
Alan was quite brilliant, both academically and technically.
He was also caring, daring, funny and sensitive.
He was my best friend and my family loved him as a son and a brother.
We graduated high school in 1971, we “survived” a year together in the South African army in 1972 and we started university together in 1973. Alan was studying Medicine, a field in which I’ve no doubt that he would have made his mark.
4 of us embarked on a mid year vacation to Mocambique and Swaziland in July 1973.
Alan’s potential ended at midday on July 11, 1973, when our car veered off the road and rolled down an embankment.
Alan was ejected from the car and died instantly.
I sat with Alan’s body for several hours until the undertakers arrived, my sole unsolicited companion being a Swazi man, who had been walking along the road at the time, who spoke not a word of English but who’s innate sense of humanity dictated that he support me in my time of sorrow.
47 years have passed since that awful day and yet the grief still endures.
Read less about Alan Selwyn Rubensohn
Helen Ried Helen Ree-dull 1921 - 2019
Helen was the matriarch of the local Riedl family. She lived to be almost 98 years old, and was mentally sharp until close to the last few...
Read more about Helen Ried
Helen was the matriarch of the local Riedl family. She lived to be almost 98 years old, and was mentally sharp until close to the last few days. Her passions were baking and gardening, animals, and making beautiful culinary presentations handed down from her Hungarian roots. We are thankful for the good memories of her.
Read less about Helen Ried
Brigitta Falconer bree-getta Fall-cone-er 1940 - 1917
My sister, died in february 2017. She died of lung cancer. She and her husband ran a thrift store for 10+ years in our community, and...
Read more about Brigitta Falconer
My sister, died in february 2017. She died of lung cancer. She and her husband ran a thrift store for 10+ years in our community, and donated all the proceeds to community charitable causes. Brigitta loved everyone and we loved her!
-her sister O-druh.
Read less about Brigitta Falconer
Kumaravelu Kanagasekarampillai 1957 - 2015
He is father of 4 daughters and grandfather to 5 grandchildren. He always have a dream and work very hard to reach his dream even through...
Read more about Kumaravelu Kanagasekarampillai
He is father of 4 daughters and grandfather to 5 grandchildren. He always have a dream and work very hard to reach his dream even through many struggles for years but we are grateful for his strength and kindness. We will never forget it.
Read less about Kumaravelu Kanagasekarampillai
Kanakambikai Kanagasekarampillai Kanakambigai 1956 - 2009
She is passed away Jan 17, 2009 due the illness. She is mother of four children, grandmother to 5 grandchildren. She is most beautiful soul...
Read more about Kanakambikai Kanagasekarampillai
She is passed away Jan 17, 2009 due the illness. She is mother of four children, grandmother to 5 grandchildren. She is most beautiful soul because she loves to help others and have big heart with big smile. She have wonderful sense of humor.
Read less about Kanakambikai Kanagasekarampillai
Rhea (Maud) Evans-Rowland English Mother, grandmother, camp director. Supported the arts unwaveringly.
Bill (William David) Rowland English A potter who built his own home in the country and was truly living the dream.
Betty Fortune-Larocque English 1920 - 2020
Mother of 6. Traveller, orphan, beauty until the end.
Cynthia Bronfman 1963 - 1979
Cynthia died at the age of 16, in 1979. She was a gentle being, who bravely endured a great deal of physical and emotional pain. Never one...
Read more about Cynthia Bronfman
Cynthia died at the age of 16, in 1979. She was a gentle being, who bravely endured a great deal of physical and emotional pain. Never one to complain, she forged ahead, finding joy wherever she could. She had beautiful, thick dark chestnut hair, and brown, soulful eyes. Instead of taking up space in the forefront, she quietly observed the world, and made keen observations. She understood more than most, the unfairness of life, and she accepted her hardships with grace and dignity. Her light didn't shine for long, but she lives on in so many who loved her profoundly.
Read less about Cynthia Bronfman
Filomena De Melo (Phil-o-men-a) 1963 - 2020
She wanted to be remembered as a teacher who gave everything to those she taught. She was also a master griever. I could not understand this...
Read more about Filomena De Melo
She wanted to be remembered as a teacher who gave everything to those she taught. She was also a master griever. I could not understand this as a child. But you are still teaching me now, Mum. Minha mãe, meu coração.
Read less about Filomena De Melo
Liba Berry Lee-ba Berry 1948 - 2015
Mother, kindred, editor, teacher, fierce and beautiful.
Adam Joseph Pawlak Tennis at 5 years old, golf at 18 years old & the dream to be a chef was born at George Brown college. Famous for his bbq pizza.
Giacomo Brunino Jack - omo A deeply loving, selfless, compassionate, gentle, soul
Claire Elisabeth Milne Only 21. forever missed
Rob Bartlett Died way too young. best friend to Allan Spencer
Donna Arbeau Wife to Tom Spencer, Mother to Allan.
Scott Scagnetti great smile
Tom Boyle Skateboarder
Ken Cohoon Husband of Anne father the cheryl
Michael Gallagher rugby referee
Grahme Wignal Liverpool
Lorraine Syrette Mother to \morgan, neil and tristan. Husband to billy
Joseph David Parum Husband to Courtney. Father to Joey and Johnny
Courtney Jai Lynne Sayliss-Chong Wife to Joe. Mother to Joey and Johnny
David Lambert Legend....father of Sophie and Richard Lambert. Grandfather to Darcy and Kittie
Robin Edwards Best Friend of Zoe Thorn. Ballerina in the sky, loved by so many
Roy Stevens Grandfather to Zoe Thorn
Justin Bokma 1974 - 2016
Dont think of him as gone away his journeys just begun; Life holds so many facets this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting from...
Read more about Justin Bokma
Dont think of him as gone away his journeys just begun; Life holds so many facets this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting from the sorrows and the tears in a place of warmth and comfort where there are no days and years. Think how he must be wishing that we could know today how nothing but our sadness can really pass away. And think of him as living in the hearts of those he touched......for nothing loved was ever lost and he was loved so much
Read less about Justin Bokma
Brandon Crewson A son, a father, a brother
Peter Keith Crewson 2019
Father, husband, friend, recently gone and deeply missed.