Ronald Rosenes, ?-2023

Ron Rosenes, a beloved friend, partner, and advocate, passed away peacefully in Toronto on October 21, 2023, at 76. Renowned for his unwavering dedication to HIV/AIDS activism spanning over three decades, Ron’s name became synonymous with commitment, selflessness, and fearlessness in championing the cause. From his grassroots beginnings as a volunteer at ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto), Ron’s impact rippled globally through his leadership roles in organizations like CTAC and the HIV Legal Network. His contributions extended to advisory committees, conferences, and global initiatives, notably bringing the Sixteenth International AIDS Conference to Toronto in 2006. Ron’s accolades, including the Order of Canada and the Casey Award, reflected his exceptional advocacy and community leadership. He is survived by his partner, Brian Goodman, and cherished family members. Ron’s legacy as a beacon of courage and compassion in healthcare activism will forever inspire gratitude and admiration.

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