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Abraham Rogatnick, a unique force in Vancouver, dies

August 30th, 2009 · 5 Comments

As a few blogs around town are reporting  (Alex Waterhouse-Hayward and city caucus) and I’ve been hearing from others, Abraham Rogatnick died Friday. Bruce Grierson did a piece for Vancouver magazine last year that described the deep impact this professor, historian and urbanist has had on the city, which you can read here.

Better than anything I could say, especially since I only knew Abraham in his last years through his involvement in civic politics. It’s a sign of his eclecticism that he befriended and supported two very different men at different times — Jim Green and Sam Sullivan — in his quest to find people who could make Vancouver a better place.

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