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BINDER WALL, NAOMI RUTH January 12, 1939 – October 18, 2020 It is with great sorrow that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of our beloved Naomi. She will be forever missed by her sister, Jude (Frank); her children, Eliza Beth (Donald) and David (Kyo); her grandchildren, Oren, Coco, Yoshi and Mika; her nephew, Gideon; and by her many cousins and extended family members, including: Joan, David, Julie, Milo, Richard, Mona, Karen, Shantih, Paula, Janice, Shelley and Adonica. Naomi has left an inspiring legacy of political activism, teaching and academic work. We will forever celebrate her tender-fierce spirit, devotion to her immediate and chosen families, contagious sense of humour, love of music and film and her lifelong commitment to social justice. An online commemoration of Naomi's life will take place in the coming weeks. To leave condolences, please visit

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Published in Toronto Star on Oct. 27, 2020.
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November 9, 2020
In 1996 I interviewed Naomi about her union work. As you can imagine Naomi was a very good person to interview. Although she wasn’t egotistical, she had a healthy sense of her own worth and of the value of her perspectives. In addition she was a thoughtful person with a good sense of contemporary history. She was also very adept at putting complicated ideas into relation to each other. She wasn’t shy. I didn’t have to drag it out of her.
November 9, 2020
I will forever remember Naomi, for someone with a relatively small frame that was a giant of sprit, determination and passion for the Issues that mattered and her loved ones. We knew each other since the fight against the Vietnam war and continued to connect due to her heartfelt and deep commitment to Toronto communities, anti-racism, feminism and her love of the Bain. Always a thoughtful person, I don't think I ever experienced a loss of words from her for what she believed in and then she'd share her laugh or that smile and that would disarm you totally. My life has been fuller because she had been a part of it.
David Kidd
October 27, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Kathy Savage
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