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Updated: 08/06/2014 08:00:12AM

Sarah Kanter Dick

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Sarah Kanter Dick, 90, of Port Charlotte, Fla., Garden City, Mich., and Bayfield, Ontario, Canada, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, after a year’s battle with pancreatic cancer.

A lifelong educator and an intrepid world traveler, Sarah brought her enthusiasm and knowledge of the world to her teaching at an American school in France, in the U.S. including all grades except kindergarten, as well as training teachers at Eastern Michigan University, and many years in Livonia, Mich., teaching social studies.

Sarah and her beloved husband of 66 years, Richard, traveled to over 150 countries in an era before popular global tourism. For 32 years they ran The Village Guild, a seasonal gift shop in Bayfield. A passionate champion for social justice, Sarah fought for racial equality in the ’60s and, in recent years, for safer water in Florida.

A buoyant extrovert, Sarah will be missed by her devoted husband, Richard; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

A memorial service will be held in the fall.

Contributions, in lieu of flowers, can be made to Tidewell Hospice Inc., Philanthropy Department, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238; or to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Charlotte County, 1532 Forrest Nelson Blvd., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Arrangements are by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.

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