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Robert KAIN
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ROBERT (BOB) KAIN August 12, 1932 - August 31, 2021 Bob has been surrounded by his loving family: wife of 61 years, Evelyn and three children, Liz (Anne Louise), Rob (Lynn), and Patti. Grandpa to Dan (Emilia), Gavin and Rose. Great-Grandpa to Ariella and Aaliyah. Predeceased by his parents, Lyle and Betty and sister, Patricia. He leaves his brothers, Alan, Brian and Gary. To say that Bob had many friends would be an understatement. They ranged from 3 years to 90. His great love of cartooning took him to study at The Ontario College of Art, and then to New York City to attend The School of Visual Arts. For 35 years he ran Videoart, a commercial art studio in Toronto which was also one of Toronto's earliest animation studios. When Bob was in his late 60s he began a second act in his career as an illustrator for a much loved Canadian children's magazine. He cartooned his way through his 70s into his early 80s, at the same time teaching students of all ages to draw. His wife Evelyn, Jazz, Steam engines, cartooning (again!) all held him up during his life. Bob Kain; the mold was broken, a prince among men, he will be missed wholeheartedly by so many people. Donations to the Daily Bread Food Bank, 416-203-0050.

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Published in The Globe and Mail from Sep. 4 to Sep. 8, 2021.
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September 14, 2021
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Ken Curren
September 9, 2021
Bob was a member of our Canadian chapter of the National Cartoonists Society and a regular at our get-togethers. He was always a welcome sight to see. A very charming and lovely man and so friendly. And so full of cartooning information! The last time we met was at the last Toronto Comic Arts Festival before Covid. I'll miss running into him at cartooning events. Please accept my sincere condolences. -Sandra Bell-Lundy
Sandra Bell-Lundy
September 6, 2021
Bobs family and ours spent wonderful times together during my youth. When we moved to Hudson Quebec it was during New Years that the Kains, Currens, and Siroishkas would have our annual gathering that I still cherish as some of my best youth memories. Bob was always so interested and involved with the kids and always always smiling.
The picture is exactly how I remember him.
Even though we lost touch over the years, I thought of him and his family often with extremely found memories.
As I do now during this difficult time. My sincere condolences to all his family and friends.
Victor Siroishka (Jr)
Friend
September 4, 2021
Our deepest condolences to all of the family. Bob will be remembered as a talented man and a great neighbour. May all of your memories surround you like a big hug.
Margret & Ron Forbes
Margret & Ron Forbes
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