Keiichi (Kei) Hayano
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HAYANO, Keiichi (Kei) - Unexpectedly, in Toronto on December 25, 2011. Cherished partner of the Alberto Armand. Kei is also survived by family in Japan and many dear friends in Ontario and Alberta. Kei earned a BFA and MFA from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and taught Fine Arts as a Professor at York University in Toronto. His work is also represented in various private and corporate collections in Canada, England and the United States. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Kei's life will take place at his home at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Mount Sinai Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences --

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Published in Toronto Star from Dec. 30 to Dec. 31, 2011.
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January 31, 2012
It was with shock and sadness that we learned of Kei's sudden passing. He was a wonderful friend who will be greatly missed. Our condolences to Alberto and to all who loved him. Rest in peace dear Kei.

Ralph Saunders and Raymond Lin.
January 27, 2012
I was a student of Professor Hayano's back in the 70's. He inspired me and encouraged me to become a printmaker and I am forever thankful for his generosity and kindness.

Barbara Wybou
Barbara Wybou
January 26, 2012
Kei was a most precious friend . I will always remember his warm,gracious spirit and generosity beyond words .Tim Whiten
January 25, 2012
Prof. Hayano's generosity to his students was outstanding. He personally provided the funds to endow the Kei Hayano award in Visual Arts, a bursary for print-making students. I always admired him for that. He was SUCH a kind-hearted man!
Ken Carpenter
January 25, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about Kei's passing. He was a marvelous man. While he had already officially retired when I began teaching at York University, he was still working part time as a Professor emeritus. Without his kindness and knowledge plus the wisdom of Dan Olsen, my position as a print-making instructor would have been untenable as this specialized field was not my primary area of expertise. Kei was a wise and kind man who provided knowledge and a generosity of spirit that I will always remember.

My partner Mike and I extend our condolences to Alberto. Kei will be missed.
Jon Baturin
January 20, 2012
I will always remember Kei as one of the kindest and most generous not to mention knowledgeable professors at York. His generosity as a host and his dedication as a colleague were well known. He will be sorely missed.
Dan Olsen
January 11, 2012
My partner and I will never forget Kei's generosity and exacting commitment to hospitality. His martiniis were of the strength that would allow dental surgery, if you weren't expecting to consume one of his superbly presented four-course meals immediately afterward. Kei had a sly sense of humour and an instinct for skewering the sacred cow. We met Kei in Calgary at the cottage with the million dollar view perched high above the Bow River which he had shared with Aylmer Liesemer, who was instrumental in his immigration to Canada. Kei's care of Aylmer in his declining years was thorough and a touching testament to the strength of his commitment. Like everyone at a distance and out of touch, we expected many opportunities for seeing Kei in the company of mutual friends. That was not to be. Our condolences to Alberto. Murray Speer & Francis Kwik of Surrey, BC
Murray Speer
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