The last time many people in the publishing industry saw Jack Stoddart was in June 2017, at the launch of Elaine Dewar’s book The Handover. He was there with his wife, Nancy Kroeker, a former executive director of the Writers’ Development Trust.
Stoddart died at his home at Rednersville in Prince Edward County on Jan. 17. He was 74.
The book launch at the Dora Keogh pub on the Danforth in Toronto was a rare appearance at an event by Stoddart, who at one time was at the centre of Canada’s book industry.