At 44, artist was just blossoming

Pedro Alderete was putting the finishing touches on his largest and most public piece of work � a five-part mural on the outside of a million-square-foot building at Downsview Park � when he died Monday.
Working alone on a section of the mural that symbolized stewardship and included a portrait of his 5-year-old daughter, the 44-year-old artist was crushed between a hydraulic platform and the warehouse-style door he was painting. Emergency workers who rushed to the scene were unable to revive him, said park spokesman Garth Hardie. – At 44, artist was just blossoming