Canadian musicians who died due to Dementia

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Maureen Forrester

Maureen Forrester (July 25, 1930 Montreal-June 16, 2010 Toronto) also known as Maureen Kathleen Stewart Forrester, Big Mo or Maureen Kathleen Stewart Forrester, CC OQ was a Canadian actor, voice actor and opera singer. She had five children, Daniel Kash, Linda Kash, Gina Kash, Susan Kash and Paula Kash.

Discography: The Stratford Ensemble, Des Knaben Wunderhorn and Das Lied von der Erde. Genres she performed: Opera.

Maureen Forrester was born in Montreal, Quebec, into a musical family. Her mother was a pianist and her father was a Scottish cabinetmaker who played the violin. Forrester began singing in choirs at a young age and showed a talent for opera singing. She attended the Montreal Conservatory of Music and later studied in New York City with famous mezzo-soprano Belle Julie Soudant.

Over her career, Forrester performed with some of the world's most prestigious orchestras, including the London Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic. She was especially renowned for her performances of works by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss. In addition to opera, Forrester also sang in recitals and performed with chamber music ensembles.

Forrester had a particular interest in Canadian music and regularly performed works by Canadian composers. She was also known for her philanthropy, including her work with the Canadian Cancer Society.

Forrester received many honors during her lifetime, including the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honor in Canada, and the Governor General's Performing Arts Award, which recognizes excellence in the arts in Canada. After her death in 2010, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra renamed its education center the Maureen Forrester Centre for Education in her honor.

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