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Jared Sable passed peacefully on the first of October 2012 at age 77. As owner of the Sable- Castelli Gallery, he was an iconic figure in the Canadian art world for over 30 years, representing many of North America's finest modern and contemporary artists. Jared delighted in discovering and nurturing emerging talent and revelled in the continued growth of his more recognized, established artists. His clients relied on his keen insight and broad knowledge, guiding them to build important collections. He will certainly be remembered for his role in raising the profile of Canadian art but for those closest to him, it was his fiery spirit and exacting personal code of ethics, which defined a character that was bigger than life. He brought an unflinchingly intuitive approach to every situation. To be sure, Jared was a pioneer who charted his own course – he called it as he saw it, dealing straight in a world full of curves. He lived by a credo of fairness and decency and he expected the same from others. Warm and loving to his family and his closest friends; Jared was a hugger and a kisser. To those who mattered, he made certain that they never doubted their importance in his life. Around all these values, Jared was known for his wickedly sharp sense of humour, always backed up by a profound wisdom. Jared was authentic. You knew exactly where you stood with him, and if you dealt decently, and straight with him, he was your friend for life. Jared loved his children with whom he was always very close. He adored his grandchildren and they lit up his world. His son Milton (Patricia) and his two daughters, Joanna and Kelly (Joe) and his six grandchildren, Angelica, Alexandra, Julien, Samantha, Jesse and Sydney should take deep satisfaction in having filled his heart with joy and pride and contributed to his happy life. His loving and devoted wife Naomi made his existence complete. Together, they shared an inexhaustible lust for life. To his stepchildren, Jennifer, Leanne and Scott (Marie-Hélène) and step grandchildren Chase, Tysen, Sasha and Ovide, he was as a loving and caring father and grandfather. His leaving is surrounded by great sadness but Jared's life was fruitful, rounded, meaningful and fully lived. Jared's family wish to thank Nurse Mary and the entire staff in Palliative Care at Baycrest Hospital, Dr. Gary Lewis, Dr. Gary Rodin and staff at PMH, loving caregiver Francis Cunanan and special thanks to Esther Fairbloom. If desired, donations in memory of Jared may be made to; Diabetes Research Fund of the Toronto General & Western Hospital Foundation, please call 416-340-4430 or visit www.tgwhf, Baycrest Palliative Care, www.Baycrest.ca or Three To Be http://www.threetobe.org/ donate/. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 3rd at Benjamin Park Memorial Chapel, 2401 Steeles Ave. West. Please check the website for time http:/ /benjaminsparkmemorialchapel.ca/
Published in National Post on Oct. 3, 2012