We were incredibly saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Jim Deva of Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium on the weekend. As a pioneer, icon, and longtime member of the West End business community, Jim was a champion for the LGBTQ community, Davie Village and local business.

A Celebration of Life will be held this weekend:

Service: St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street. Saturday, September 27, 3:30 to 5:30pm.

Celebration: Celebrities Night Club, 1022 Davie Street. Saturday, September 27, 6:00 to 9:00pm.

As per the request of Bruce Smyth and Jim’s family, please send donations to the LOUD Foundation Scholarship in lieu of flowers. For more information about contributing to LOUD, please send an email to partnerships@loudbusiness.com.

On behalf of all of us at the West End BIA, we wish to offer condolences to Jim’s partner Bruce, his family and friends in the community.