Memorial service for Adil

We have received the following communication from Sid’s son Nobu concerning a memorial service that will be held for him in Toronto on November 12th.

My father passed away at his home in the Annex, age 68, after years of living so courageously with heart and kidney illness. Devoted husband to Toshiko. Supportive and loving father to sons Mio and Nobu, daughters-in-law Jessica Gavin and Andréa Picard. They are forever grateful for him in their lives and for showing them the way to PEI. Sadly missed by his extended family, many friends, journalism colleagues particularly at the Toronto Star, and by anyone who has ever worked in the Canadian arts and entertainment community – bad reviews notwithstanding. He was your fiercest defender and promoter.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations gratefully accepted at the Toronto International Film Festival Group in support of the Sid Adilman Festival Scholarship. Please contact Sarah Bullick at 416-934-3211 or

Public celebration of his life takes place at 3:30 pm Sunday, November 12, 2006 at Trinity –St. Paul’s United Church 427 Bloor Street W. (closest TTC: Spadina). All are welcome. Wheelchair accessible.