[This post has been updated] Well-known Canadian magazine writer David Lees died Tuesday, according to a post on Masthead. He was 63 and had long struggled against cancer.
Since 1977, Lees has won eight medals, two gold and six silver and been nominated 10 times at the National Magazine Awards for stories in magazines including Toronto Life, Cottage Life and Canadian Geographic, according to a close friend. Some of his more recent features were “Eels on Wheels” for The Walrus and “A Fish in the City” in On Nature.[UPDATE: Here is a list of the two gold and six silver National Magazine Awards Lees won.]
Lees is survived by his wife and sons. Memorial visitation is Tuesday, August 31 from 1-2 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Visitation Centre, 375 Mount Pleasant Bld., Toronto. In lieu of flowers donations can be given to the Conservation Foundation of Greater Toronto, 5 Shoram Drive, Downsview, Ontario M3N 1S4.