It is with heavy hearts we regretfully announce the passing of Diana Harding-Tucker. The Ontario Society of Artists would not have a 150th Anniversary Book – Breath. Heart. Spirit without the incredible work of Diana, along with her colleagues, Pat Dumas-Hudecki and Janet Read, who became our Book Trio. In addition, Diana was a driving force in all aspects of planning for our Anniversary year and for exhibiting her remarkable photographs for exhibitions. We are honoured to have had Diana as part of the OSA membership. We wish her family and friends our deepest condolences.
We regretfully announce the passing of Anne Dalton. Anne loved perusing art museums, art galleries and live performances on a regular basis. Her taste in music was eclectic, which included soft jazz, classical and, more recently, the Italian composer Ludovico Einaudi, whom she discovered in Vancouver during one of his live performances. Anne played competitive tennis for 25 years at Kew Gardens Tennis Club and the Mayfair Club in Toronto. She enjoyed a good glass of Pinot Noir once in a while dining with friends and family. Cooking healthy food and keeping fit was always a priority as were her two furry felines. We are honoured to have had Anne as part of the OSA membership. We wish her family and friends our deepest condolences.
We regretfully announce the passing of Brigitte Schreyer. Artist, adventurer, actress, hairdresser, wife, and mother. Brigitte passed away peacefully in her home with her husband Klaus, and her two children, Carmen and Derek, by her side; Fred Astaire singing softly in the background. We are honoured to have had Brigitte as part of the OSA membership since 1990. We wish her family, friends and colleagues our deepest condolences.
We regret to announce the passing of John Stuart Pryce. John was a long time OSA member, wonderful painter, teacher, and friend to many. Being a landscape painter, he took great pleasure helping to organize the OSA trips to Killarney each year. We are proud to have had John as part of the Ontario Society of Artists. We wish his family, friends, and colleagues our sincerest condolences.
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Krystyna Cseh, a life member of the OSA. Krystyna was an artist, teacher, an environmentalist, traveler and free spirit. We are proud to have had Krystyna as a part of our membership for so many years. We wish her sister, Eva Kolacz, and her entire family, friends, and colleagues our deepest condolences.
Krystyna Cseh (née Brudek)
January 6, 1950 – December 3, 2021
Artist, member of Ontario Society of Artists, teacher, environmentalist, traveler and free spirit.
Holding a plush blue bear, she sings a lullaby
“I had known you,” her eyes say
The white camellia in her dark hair
like a silent spell, breathing.
The glimmer of sunshine has flown toward her
like a dragonfly landing on her skirt,
she tries to pick it up
on her way to the sky…
You will always be in our hearts mom, grandmother, sister and aunt.
Mary Wright, great Canadian Artist and member of the Ontario Society of Artists since 1989, passed away on December 19, 2021. It is with heavy hearts that we say farewell and thank you. Here we have included the obituary honouring her memory. We are proud to have had Mary as a member of our society for so many years. We wish her friends, colleagues, and family our sincere condolences.