Roland De Corneille

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Roland de CORNEILLE

Peacefully with family by his side on Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at the age of 87. Loving husband and friend to Julie de Corneille, caring father of Christopher (Lynda) and Michelle, grandfather of Jenny, Katie, Spencer and Danielle, great-grandfather of 4, dedicated step-father of Jessica (Shane) and Adrienne (Kevin) and will be missed by his former wife Liz. Roland was a champion for human rights and equality for all. He will be remembered for his strength and his ability for dialogue. Born in Switzerland, he spent his childhood in France and moved to the United States where he worked and received much of his formal education, graduating cum laude from Amherst College. He moved to Canada in 1953 and was ordained that same year as an Anglican priest. Roland initiated an interfaith dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities. In 1971 he was appointed national director of the League for Human Rights of B'nai Brith Canada where he worked until 1979. In 1979 he was elected to the Canadian House of Commons as the Liberal Member of Parliament for Eglinton-Lawrence, serving in the House until 1988. Visitation will be held on Friday, January 2nd from 6-9 p.m. at the R.S. Kane Funeral Home, 6150 Yonge Street (at Goulding, south of Steeles).  Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 3rd at 1:30 p.m. at Church of the Incarnation, 15 Clairtrell Road (Bayview and Sheppard). Private interment. In lieu of flowers, donations to Doctors Without Borders or the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society would be appreciated by the family. Condolences may be made at www.rskane.ca

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Published in the Toronto Star from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2015