Political Icon And War Hero John McCain Dies Of Brain Cancer At The Age Of 81

Political Icon And War Hero John McCain Dies Of Brain Cancer At The Age Of 81

Senator John McCain lost his battle with brain cancer on Saturday, August 25th, 2018. He was diagnosed with this disease in July 2017 and, since then, courageously continued to make his mark on the world of politics.

He is and will continue to be one of the most revered politicians in American history, having endured five years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese while serving his country as a Navy Pilot.

What a loss for the world. The future John McCains of the world are few and far between – but they are out there. People of integrity, class and moral integrity are qualities that everyone should try to emulate in order to come close to the essence of this great, great man.

May God grant strength, blessings and peace to his beautiful family and wide circle of friends.

R.I.P, John McCain. We will miss your feisty yet stoic presence in our lives.

Funeral arrangements are pending but you can follow any new developments on CNN.

About Masterclass Lady

Rosanne (Giallonardo) Simunovic began her musical career in Timmins, Ontario. She studied piano with Anne Pizzale and later, at an advanced level, with Soeur Anita Vaugeois (Sister Cecile of Les Soeurs De L’Assomption in Timmins). Her vocal and accompaniment skills were nurtured by her aunt, the late Dorothea Mascioli. When Rosanne graduated from O’Gorman High School, she moved on to the University of Toronto where she continued her piano and vocal studies while attaining a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She was hired as a piano accompanist for several musical companies, most notably, the National Ballet Of Canada. She presently holds an A.R.C.T. Teacher’s Diploma in Voice from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Rosanne has studied choral conducting with numerous well known Canadian Conductors, including Wayne Riddell of Montreal, Quebec and the internationally renowned Dr. Elmer Iseler. She has been a founding member of numerous community-based arts organizations: the Timmins Arts Council, later known as Arts & Culture Timmins, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, and, the Timmins Youth Singers…as well as the TYS Alumnus choir, the Timmins Concert Singers. In 1987, she was also selected to be the conductor of the Timmins Board Of Education Choir, comprised of talented students from Grades 5 to 8. In 1988, she was elected to the Board Of Directors of the Ontario Choral Federation (now known as Choirs Ontario), where she served as Chair of the Festivals Committee for six consecutive seasons. In 1996, in honour of the Ontario Choral Federation’s 25th Anniversary, Rosanne was selected as one of 25 recipients of the OCF’s Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the choral art. The ceremony was presided by Lieutenant Governor, Hal Jackman. In November 1997, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Rotary Club Of Timmins to receive the prestigious Paul Harris Award for her years of dedication to the artistic development of young musical talent in Timmins. In August of 2002, Rosanne Simunovic was selected by the Board Of Directors of Choirs Ontario to serve as Conductor of both the Provincial Junior and Teen Choir Camps, now renamed in honour of the Camp Benefactors, Don and Lillian Wright. In November 2002, Rosanne was the one of the recipients of the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, honouring her work in the development of the arts in Timmins. Under Rosanne Simunovic’s direction, the Timmins Youth Singers and the Timmins Concert Singers have been featured in numerous choral festivals and performing opportunities outside of Timmins. In 1985, they were selected to partici

3 Responses to “Political Icon And War Hero John McCain Dies Of Brain Cancer At The Age Of 81”

  1. his birthday is the 29th of august. i wondered if he’d make it to that day. he didn’t.

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  2. I may not have agreed with everything he believed in but I admired him. He will be missed.

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  3. He had class, something badly needed in Washington, D.C. these days.

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