Giller prize founder Jack Rabinovitch passes away


 The founder of the Giller prize has passed away.

 Jack Rabinovitch, who named the prestigious  literary award given to a Canadian author of a novel or short story collection published in English, after his late wife Doris, died at Sunnybrook Hospital Sunday as a result of injuries suffered after a fall in his home a few days ago. He was 87.  Rabinovitch was surrounded by family extended family and friends at the time of his passing.

  A native of Montreal, Rabinovitch graduated from Baron Byng high school and Mcgill University becoming a successful businessman and developer across North America.

  A philanthropist, Rabinovitch wa a key volunteer advisor  to the building of the new Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto.

  Rabinovitch was a proud recipient of the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario. Rabinovitch is survived by his partner Judy Clarke, 3 daughters and 3 grand children.

  In lieu of flowers,the family is asking any donations be forwarded to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation