The Canadian pro-life family has lost two of its strong supporters. The early weeks of October saw the passing of Rory Alexander Kennedy of Toronto, and Rosemary Nielson of British Columbia.  Both were involved in the pro-life community and will be missed.

Rory Kennedy was a bright 25 year-old, and was tragically taken by an accident.

The son of Frank and Ileen Kennedy of Willowdale, Rory was beginning his career as a Christian film maker, writer and director.

He was known as an upbeat person who always made others laugh and feel happy when they were down. Rory was proud to be a member of the North York Knights of Columbus, and was a strong supporter of pro-life efforts. In the days prior to his death, he helped organize the 1997 Life Chain.

His funeral was held Oct. 8 at Blessed Trinity Church in Willowdale. The homily was delivered by Interim columnist, Father Ted Colleton. Rory will be sadly missed by all of his many friends and family.

In British Columbia, Rosemary Nielson died in early October after a courageous battle with cancer.

Rosemary was the wife of Paul Nielson, a dedicated pro-lifeactivist and a former writer for The Interim. Campaign Life Coalition and The Interim offer condolences to both families.