To Canadian Deaf Friends:
First, let me introduce myself to you: I am a long-time deaf magician and writer. Last year I published my book–“Silent Magic: Biographies of  Deaf Magicians in the United States from the 19th to 21st Centuries.” I am now writing another book on the biographies of up to 100 international deaf magicians around the world. Canada has at least seven Deaf magicians. I finished writing the biographies of Petit Pierre of Montreal, John Addie of Quebec City, and Clifford Saulnier of Halifax, Nova Scotia. I am trying to get some biographies of Siamak Ashrafinia of Caligary, B.C., the late Denis Day of Vancouver, B.C. and Neil Marshall of B.C.
Now I am writing this email to ask you for your kindest assistance. For the past months I have been trying to obtain an obituary of Denis Day from Dr. Clifton Carbin and other Canadian deaf people but they did not have it. I sincerely hope you may have it. If so, please send it to me. It is my understanding that Denis had passed away in the fall of 2006, as I was told.
I wrote an article about deaf magicians including Denis Day in the April 1970 issue of The Deaf American magazine. Also, I had met him at the first Deaf Magicians Tournament at the National Assn. of the Deaf Convention in Minnesota in the summer of 1970.
I shall greatly appreciate your help to see if you have some printed materials about Denis Day and his expertise in magic, and some photographs as well, somewhere in your files or elsewhere. Otherwise, can you please ask anyone in the B.C. Deaf Community if he or she remembers Denis Day? If so, please have him or her send me an email with some stories or the printed materials about Denis Day. Does Denis have a brother or sister? If so, I would like to contact either of them.
May I please hear from you at your earliest convenience.
Thank you very much for your kindest cooperation with my book project.
Simon J. Carmel, Ph.D.
International Deaf Magician, Lecturer and Writer
9339 Bridgeport Drive
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 USA
VP: 866.957.0797 or 561.204.5466