Ken Sobol

Julie Macfie Sobol and Ken Sobol met at Ohio’s Oberlin College in 1958. After marrying and living in New York, London, and Los Angeles, they and their three children moved to Canada in 1973. There Ken continued his Emmy-winning writing career with TVOntario and other networks, mainly in children's tv and documentaries. He also authored several children’s books. Julie is a painter and musician who has worked as a piano teacher and accompanist. Her paintings hang in homes in Canada, the U.S., and England. Julie and Ken began writing together for magazines in the 1980s, and then went on to write two books of social history: Looking for Lake Erie and Lake Erie: A Pictorial HistoryLove and Forgetting began as a magazine piece about Lewy Body Dementia after Ken was diagnosed with the disease.  As his symptoms deepened, and their understanding of the disease increased in parallel, the article soon became a book. The couple was forced to find new ways to live and write together. Ken died on August 5, 2010, just three weeks after moving into a long-term care facility. Ken died in 2010. Julie, now a grandmother of six, continues to make her home in Toronto.