John and family. Very sorry to hear of Jini’s passing. My condolences to you and your extended family. You have many wonderful memories that you will cherish for a lifetime. Peace be with you.
Jini's loss is so hard to process. We saw her just recently. She and John were dear friends with whom we shared so many times and places and events in our lives. She brought a special energy to all the things she touched and enriched the arts and culture in our city. She is already sorely missed.
My wife and I were introduced via mutual friend soon after we arrived in Canada - more than 20 years ago. She ( and along with her family ) have been a good friends and a wonderful work colleague. We shall al miss her joyous outlook on life and especially nearing Christmas, the presence at the "decor" party. My condolences to her family - she will be missed - Julian
Jini was a valued champion, mentor and friend in the arts sector. She wore her passions on her sleeve -- demonstrating that it's okay to be passionate! I have fond memories of our many conversations over the years. Also the laughter. It's hard to believe that she is no longer with us. Jini will be greatly missed.
Jini was a friend and neighbour. A vital force in the arts community and an advocate for the natural world. Over the past few years she became part of a small group of locals that met regularly in the mornings over strong coffee and good conversation. Jini, always going to or from a long walk, an exercise class at the JCC, home for a zoom meeting or to finalize an article or polish a presentation, managed to spend time with us discussing the state of the political situation, the health crisis and sharing concerns for the current state of the arts. On occasion, when trading personal stories we would hear about her years growing up in New Jersey, her time in Chicago and her early foray in the Toronto arts world.
Not only is my garden better for her generosity, but my life too, richer for her friendship.