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Celebration of life Saturday for Carlton Munroe

Carlton Munroe passed away on Wednesday after a battle with cancer.
Carlton Munroe passed away on Nov. 22, 2017 after a battle with cancer. - FILE

A celebration of life for music industry professional Carlton Munroe will be held at Glasgow Square Theatre, New Glasgow, Saturday, Dec. 2, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Munroe, passed away on Nov. 22 after a year-long battle with cancer.

Munroe announced in the fall of 2016 that he was fighting glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer that claimed the life of The Tragically Hip singer Gord Downie last month.

A close family friend, Michelle Ferris, said that it was Munroe’s wishes not to have a funeral or visitation.

“He wanted to have a celebration of life,” she said. “Carlton’s life was about music. He wanted it to be a great big musical celebration.”

That’s why his family and friends feel it is appropriate to honour him and his impact with a full day of music featuring some of his favourite artists.

Anyone who knew Munroe is invited to stop by and join in remembering a great man who brought so many people together, she said.

As with the Big Bash that was held for Munroe earlier this year, the list of artists scheduled to perform isn’t being released so that the focus is on Munroe and not the people on stage.

There will be a community food table and donations of finger foods and snacks are gratefully accepted. Anyone who would like to help out with that can contact Karen Corbin Hughes for details, 902-754-3202. For those who wish to do so, donations may be made in Carlton’s memory to a fund for his children at any East Coast Credit Union or to the Chanie Wenjack Fund.

For Munroe’s obituary or for more information on how to donate, visit CarltonMunroeMemorialFund.ca.

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