In Memoriam

Anthony Ketchum – February 2024

Tony detained protesting against the tar sands in 2011.

Tony Ketchum, one of the founding members of For Our Grandchildren died last month. He remained active on the 4RG Board until we formally relocated to Peterborough in 2018.

As an educator, a builder of award-winning green dwellings, and a dedicated commuter cyclist (who also biked across Canada), he influenced and inspired many.

Tony was such a kind, gentle, soft spoken man. I will always carry good memories.

Jessica Dalliday – April 2021

A bright light in our lives.

It is with profound sadness that the members of For Our Grandchildren offer their deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jessica Dalliday.

Despite an already busy schedule as a devoted mother, wife, and entrepreneur, she made time to volunteer her expertise with our Communications Committee to help us in the effective use of social media.

We will greatly miss her enthusiasm, her good natured cheerfulness, her bright smile, and her dedication to climate action.

Walter Pitman – June 2018

A great contributor to For Our Grandchildren

Our 4RG Colleague, Walter Pitman, was a crusader! His profound commitment to the environment was supported by his recognition of the beauty of our planet Earth.  Walter associated that beauty with a divine presence, an association captured in the lyrics and music of the “Crusader’s Hymn” (as sung by the Hastings College Choir).

Walter recognized that a sense of entitlement to comfort and pleasure threatened the survival of beauty.  And he reminded Canadians that others would be called upon to make sacrifices that  morally were the responsibility of the developed world.

Walter was an active member of Trinity/St. Pauls.  He and other members of that congregation were among the first to recognize that divestment of shareholdings in fossil fuel companies was a desirable step towards combatting the effects of climate change.

Walter continued to support 4RG after his retirement from the 4RG  Board.  We shall very much miss his moral clarity, guidance, and  tremendous  support.