David Haslam, the founder of Marquee magazine who died Oct. 8 at the age of 67, always said he didn’t want any kind of memorial.
So on Saturday, November 12, his friends and family will gather at the Markland Wood Country Club to remember David’s fondness for, among other things, movies that needed twenty minutes cut out of them (many of those); Nicholas and Alexandra (the splendor of aristocrats giving peasants a hard time); motion picture sound tracks (cue Lawrence of Arabia); Martin Rackin stories (endlessly retold); his farm in Mansfield (where he watched movies on the world’s smallest TV screen); enough ads from the studios for the next issure of Marquee; lobster; his dog, Blaze; and his longtime partner, Lexie.
The celebration of David’s life will begin at 2 o’clock. The Markland Wood Country Club is located at 245 Markland Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario.
More than anything, David enjoyed telling a good story. This time we’re going to do that for him. He probably wouldn’t like it, but for one afternoon, he’s going to have to put up with someone else doing the talking.
Everyone who can tell a story or who knew David or enjoyed Marquee magazine through the years is invited.
Ready for you closeup, Mr. Haslam?