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.
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About the Dead
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...
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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
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Brandon Crewson A son, a father, a brother
Peter Keith Crewson 2019
Father, husband, friend, recently gone and deeply missed.
Bruce Robert Lessells A kind heart, a lost soul.
Mary Agnes Lessells nee: Smith Daughter, mother, sister, deeply spiritual.
Robert Hamilton Lessells RCAF veteran, son, father, Canada Customs employee
Dave MacDonald Dave, my friend, how I wish we could have one last drink together.
Kenneth Charles Russell My father, an inspector of sunrises.
Jean-Marc Russell John Marc Russell My brother, father to my three nephews. He is deeply missed.
Abraham Rappaport My Great Grandfather
Beryl Wilensky My Great Grandfather
Bubba Chasha Kotkin Wilensky My Great Grandmother
Hyman Wilensky My Zeide. A giver, a care giver to the community, a lover of Judaism. Warm and loving.
Rebecca Rappaport Wilensky My Bubbe. Strong, kept the family together, a lover of Judaism and Israel. Sometimes angry and hurt.