It is with great sorrow that I inform you that Dan McDermott—a dedicated, long-time environmental advocate—passed away last week at a Toronto hospital, after battling an illness. Dan was a Greenbelt Foundation grantee with Sierra Club Ontario, and served as a steering committee member for the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance. He will be missed by the many people who had the pleasure of working with him over his 30 year career.
I will forever remember Dan as a tenacious activist who never put self interest in front of common interest, who challenged all of us in our thinking and approach, and whose vocabulary did not include the words “Giving up."
To reflect more on Dan's life and contributions to our environment, read this article by CBC Toronto: "Activist dedicated his life to preserving nature and helped Ontario ban coal-fired power plants."