Stephen Smith, Chair of Historica Canada, on the passing of Avie Bennett, our Chair Emeritus and past Chair:
As our Chair and then Chair Emeritus, Avie has been a driving force at Historica for close to two decades and a beloved friend to all of us on the Board. His gift of The Canadian Encyclopedia provided a resource used by millions of Canadians. On a personal level, his generosity, love of Canada, and the sheer force of his personality are what we will remember and cherish. He will be deeply missed.