In Memoriam Archives


A number of our CBC colleagues have passed away in the last twelve months. The roll call tells you who we have lost and when, to the best of our knowledge, and supplies information concerning their CBC career.

RICK OUSTON, former CBC Vancouver TV Reporter and Assignment Editor (1980s), passed away on August 31, 2020 at age 64.

MIKE "z" ZARTLER, CBC Saskatchewan (Regina) Videographer/Editor/Switcher-Director, passed away on August 31, 2020.

GUSTAVE HEON, retired CBC Radio-Canada Announcer, Ottawa, passed away on August 30, 2020.  Gustave was 81 years old.

RON PLACE, retired CBC Winnipeg TV  Audio  Technician, passed away on August 21, 2020, just one week before his 81st birthday.

ROBERT STOS, retired CBC Toronto Stagehand/Lighting Technician, passed away on August 18, 2020. 

PHYLLIS CURLEY, widow of CBC's Austin Curley (Assistant Director, CBC North), passed away on August 17, 2020.  Phyllis was 87 years of age.

VAL STRAZOVEC, former CBC Toronto Designer, passed away on August 17, 2020.  Val was 87 years old.

JACQUES BAILLAUT, retired CBC Vancouver Radio-Canada Director of Communications, passed away on August 17, 2020.  Jacques was 96 years of age. 

DOUG WARDLE, retired CBC Toronto Special Effects Technician, passed away on August 15, 2020.  Doug was 96 years old.

MURRAY SMITH, retired CBC Head Office RVM (Rideau View Mall) Senior Clerk, Accounting Payroll, passed away on August 14, 2020 at age 65.

LORRAINE THOMSON NASH, dancer/choreographer/TV and Radio Host, Interviewer and Producer, passed away on August 13, 2020.  Lorraine was 89 years of age.

TREVOR ODGERS, former CBC Winnipeg Lighting Director/TV Technical Director. passed away on August 12, 2020 at age 78.

BRIAN SUNG, former CBC Vancouver Regional Comptroller, passed away on August 10, 2020. Brian was 78 years old. 

LINDA MOORE, retired from CBC Calgary/Toronto Television Sports Production, passed away on July 29, 2020.  Linda was 66 years old.

BENOIT PARISEAU, CBC Edmonton Radio-Canada, Radio & Television News & Sports/Program Director/Announcer/Broadcaster, passed away on July 25, 2020.  Benoit was 87 years of age.

RICK GIBBS, CBC Radio documentary Producer, passed away in Victoria, B.C. on July 23, 2020 at age 70.

BARRY ALLAN STEWART (PAULINE), retired CBC Ottawa publicist and Stage Director, Ottawa Little Theatre and Orpheus, passed away on July 19, 2020.  Barry was 89 years of age.

DR. HELEN DIEMERT who had developed telecasts for CBC, passed away on July 19, 2020.  She was 93 years old.

GORD NOBLE, retired Director of Affiliate Relations, Head Office - Ottawa, passed away on July 10, 2020.  Gord was 87 years old.

GENEVIEVE WESTCOTT, former CBC Vancouver Journalist, passed away in New Zealand (her home since 1984) on July 10, 2020 at age 65.

DOREAN BINNS (wife of retired CBC Vancouver Engineering Services Building Superintendent Jack Binns), passed away on July 6, 2020 just three weeks short of her 86th birthday.

KEN DYBA, former CBC Toronto Radio Archivist (1980-1991), passed away on July 6, 2020.  Ken was 78 years old.

PIERRE LUCIEN TROTTIER, retired CBC Ottawa Production Editor - English, passed away on July 4, 2020 at age 68.

LARRY STOUT, retired CBC Toronto Broadcast Journalist, Radio and Television, passed away on June 27, 2020.  Larry was 80 years old.

GERRI BARRER, former CBC Vancouver and Montreal Reporter, passed away on June 23, 2020.  Gerri was 72 years of age.

BILL DEXTER (Husband of Joan Dexter, former CBC Head Office - Ottawa Senior Forms Clkerk RVM (Rideau View Mall), passed away on June 21, 2020.  Bill was 87 years old.

MILES RAMSAY, entertainer (musician/singer/writer/actor) and performer on numerous CBC Vancouver variety programs, passwed away on June 19, 2020 at age 79.

SID KOZAK, former CBC Vancouver Casting Director and Head of Casting - Western Canada, passed away on June 13, 2020.  Sid was 77 years old.

SERAFINE CRAWLEY, retired CBC Vancouver Finance/Audience Relations Clerk, passed away on June 5, 2020.  Serafine was 76 years of age.

GARTH DAWLEY, former CBC Winnipeg News Anchor "24 Hours", passed away on June 3, 2020 just a few weeks shy of his 87th birthday.

GERRY GOUDIE, retired CBC Ottawa  Senior Finance Officer, passed away on June 3, 2020.  Gerry was 81 years old.

GERRY LATREILLE, former CBC Ottawa Head Office Travel Clerk; CBC Ottawa Stagehand/ Production Assistant (Floor Manager), passed away on June 2, 2020.  Gerry was 81 years of age.

LOUIS LUDLAM, retired CBC Winnipeg VTR Technician, passed away on May 29, 2020 at age 79.

GERRY BRADSHAW, retired CBC Toronto Stagehand, passed away on May 26, 2020.  Gerry was 65 years of age.

DICK STEPHEN, retired CBC Ottawa Maintenance Technician, passed away on May 26, 2020.  Dick was 80 years old. 

KATHRYN GLUGOSH, former Assistant to the Producer, "Don Messer's Jubilee", CBC Halifax, passed away on May 25, 2020.  Kathryn passed just seven days shy of her 77th birthday.

DAVID LIDDELL, former CBC Vancouver Radio/TV Technical Producer and With CBC Toronto, passed away on May 24, 2020.  David was 85 years old.

CY MacPHERSON, retired CBC VTR Editor and Technician, passed away on May 18, 2020 at age 71.

LEO RATHIER, retired from CBC Ottawa Area Engineering Department, passed away on May 13, 3030.  Leo was 91 years ol age.

JOYCE DAVIDSON, former CBC Toronto Television Program Host, passed away on May 7, 2020.  Joyce was 89 years of age.

GLENN LEMCHUK, former CBC Saskatchewan Communications Officer/Publicist, passed away on May 4, 2020.  Glenn was 62 years old.

DICK (RICH) GLUNZ, retired CBC Toronto/Edmonton VTR Operator/VTR Supervisor/TV Technical Producer, passed away on April 30, 2020 at age 90.

WELDON TRACEY, formerly with CBC Montreal and Toronto Sales Department and Master Carver Profiled on This Land episode 'The Carver' in 1980.  Weldon was 89 years of age.

ROSS MACKAY, retired CBC Vancouver Duplicating Equipment Operator/Radio Operations and Radio Traffic Clerk, passed away on April 20, 2020 at age 60.

ZYGMUNT GROMET, retired CBC Edmonton Senior Maintenance Technician/Senior Transmitter Technician, passed away on April 18, 2020.  Zygmunt was 66 years of age.

DIAN DUTHIE, former CBC and CTV  Ottawa Television Reporter, passed away on April 14, 2020.  Dian was 68 years old.

CAROL THORBES, former CBC Vancouver Television News Reporter, passed away on April 14, 2020.  Carol was 64 years of age.

DOUG FRANKS, former CBC Vancouver Cameraman, passed away on April 13, 2020 at age 79.

BILL KUZIW, retired CBC Edmonton Studio Technician/Film Sound Recordist/ENG Editor, passed away on April 12, 2020 at age 84. Bill was married to Sylvia Kuziw who worked as a Production  Assistant, then was Supervisor of Script Assistants, and finally was Manager of TV Resources before retirement.

DON PYEFINCH, retired CBC Ottawa Administrative Services/then CBC Toronto - possibly in Office Services, passed away on April 7,2020.  Don was 88 years of age.

DAVE BUDGELL, former CBC Toronto Camera Operator, passed away on April 6, 2020.  Dave was 69 years old.

JACK SINCLAIR, formerly with  CBC Toronto Post Production Staff and Designer for CBC Broadcast Centre in Toronto, passed away on March 27, 2020 at age 83.

SUSAN CARDINAL, former CBC Calgary Radio & Television Host/Reporter/Producer, passed away on March 24, 2020.  Susan was just a few weeks shy of her 66th birthday.

JEAN DANBERT, former CBC Vancouver Switchboard Operator/Receptionist, passed away on March 21, 2020.  Jean was 81 years of age.

SUSAN HALL, CBC Toronto "Air Farce" Associate Director/AD Supervisor/Communications staffer, passed away on March 19, 2020 at age 56.

MAURICE VAN DE KINDER, CBC Calgary Audio Technician, passed away on March 17, 2020.  Maurice was 71 years old.

ALAN GADSBY, former CBC Vancouver TV Traffic Manager/Unit Manager, passed away on March 16, 2020 at age 84.

VERN McNAIR, former CBC Winnipeg Radio and Television Host- Farm Department, 1950s, passed away on March 11, 2020.  Vern was 91 years of age.

JACK HENDY, former CBC Toronto TV Technician, passed away on March 9, 2020.  Jack was 87 years of age.

ROBERT BLACKWOOD, former CBC Vancouver Radio Producer/Executive Producer/Deputy Head Radio Variety, passed away on March 7, 2020.  Robert was 75 years of age.

DENNIS HARPER, former CBC Toronto Journalist, passed away on February 29, 2020.  Dennis was 71 years old.

TOM HURL, retired from CBC Finance Department, Toronto, passed away on February 18, 2020 at age 79

MARILYN CRAWFORD, former CBC Toronto Senior Clerk, Radio Networks and Widow of Douglas Crawford (CBC Toronto Sr. Maintenance Technician, TV Services), passed away on February 17, 2020.  Marilyn was 86 years old.

PETER ROBINSON, retired CBC Ottawa Head Office Associate General Counsel, passed away on February 16, 2020.  Peter was 86 years of age.

FINLAY PAYNE, retired CBC Ottawa Head Office Head of Program Policy, passed away in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, B.C. on February 14, 2020.  Finlay would have celebrated his 93rd birthday in May.

PETER PUTTONEN, former CBC Vancouver Maintenance Technician/Supervising Technician-Transmitter/Systems Technologist-ENG, passed away on February 13, 2020.  Peter was 76 years of age.

DAVID GARDNER, former CBC Toronto TV Drama Producer/Director, passed away on February 8, 2020.  David was 91 years old.

RAY WITTROCK, retired CBC Vancouver Senior Broadcast Technologist, TV ENG/EFP/AVID Specialist, passed away on February 7, 2020 at age 64.

ADA KANGYAL, retired CBC Toronto Costume Designer, passed away on February 6, 2020.  Ada was 95 years old.

BRIAN McKAY, CBC Toronto Actor/Performer, passed away on February 6, 2020, just hours shy of his 70th birthday.

LEN EWERT, retired CBC Edmonton Radio Technical Supervisor, passed away on January 30, 2020 at 84 years of age.

BONNIE (YVONNE) BRENNAN, former CBC Toronto employee, passed away in late January, 2020.  Bonnie was 85 years old.

JOHN MAGUIRE, retired CBC Ottawa Radio Traffic Supervisor, passed away on January 24, 2020 at age 87.

STUART MARWICK, former Senior Producer, CBC Toronto Radio and Television, passed away on January 22, 2020. Stuart was 81 years of age. 

LUCIE MAINVILLE LACROIX (Widow of Paul Lacroix, Retired Technical Supervisor CBC Ottawa Radio), passed away on January 21, 2020 at age 72.

PAUL MacDONALD who was on staff with CBC in Ontario, passed away on January 18, 2020.  Paul was 88 years old. 

RICHARD (RICK) RIGELHOF, former Graphic Designer/Manager Media Production, CBC Toronto, passed away on January 12, 2020.  Rick was 84 years of age.

GEORGE JACKSON, former CBC Toronto Technician, passed away on January 10, 2020. 

CEC BROWNE, retired CBC Ottawa TV Sports' Cameraman/Producer/Director, passed away on January 2, 2020 at age 90.

RICK THOMPSON, retired CBC Toronto Television Variety, Drama and Music AD/PA, passed away on December 30, 2019.  Rick was 80 years of age.

DAVID VAN PRAAGH, former CBC Ottawa Radio Journalist, passed away on December 28, 2019.  David was 88 years old.

BOB WILLSON, retired CBC Television Program Host in Winnipeg and Toronto/Executive Producer CBC Radio - 1988 Olympics, passed away on December 27, 2019 in his early 90s.

GEM OTTEY, wife of Neville Ottey (Film Cameraman, CBC Toronto), passed away on December 26, 2019.  Gem was 73 years of age.

HENRI GERVAIS, retired CBC Montreal Videotape Supervisor, TV Technical Services, passed away on December 25, 2019.  Henri was 82 years of age.

DON E. BROWN, retired CBC Network Television Sports Producer/Executive Producer, passed away on December 18, 2019 at age 84.

DON TREMAINE, retired CBC Sydney and Halifax Television and Radio Announcer/Program Host, passed away on December 15, 2019.  Don was 91 years old.

DON DAGENAIS, retired Supervisor, Credit and Collection Finance at CBC Head Office, Ottawa,  passed away on December 15, 2019 at age 84.

Malcolm McLeod, CBC Regina Reporter/Assignment Editor/Producer, passed away on December 14, 2019.  Malcolm was 68 years old.

JOAN CHILCOTT, first television sports producer in Canada/retired Supervising Sports Producer at CTV and widow of Ernie Chilcott (Retired CBC Toronto Remote Lighting Director/Technical Producer), passed away on December 14, 2019.  Joan was 87 years of age.

BRIAN ROBB, retired from CBC Edmonton Purchasing Department, passed away on December 10, 2019.  Brian was 90 years old.

BOB FREDERICK, former Line Producer with CBC Vancouver Television Series  "The Beachcombers" and Director with "Ritter's Cove", passed away on December 10, 2019 at age 70.

ANN ELVIDGE, former CBC Vancouver Radio/TV Production Secretary/Program Assistant and wife of Radio Variety Producer Tod Elvidge, passed away on December 8, 2019.  Ann was 68 years of age.

MALCOLM McKINNEY, retired CBC Toronto Radio Technician/Operations Officer, passed away on December 8, 2019 at age 84.

JANE ANIDO, retired CBC Toronto Director of CBC News and Centres Programming/CBC Ottawa Managing Director, passed away on December 4, 2019.  Jane was 70 years old.

RAY PARSONS, CBC Toronto Film Services/TV Technical Technician, passed away on December 3, 2020 at age 64.

BILL TERRY, retired CBC Radio Current Affairs Producer in Vancouver, Ottawa and Winnipeg/Head of CBC Television in Manitoba/Head of Radio Drama and Features in Toronto/Deputy Head of the English Radio Networks, passed away on December 3, 2019.  Bill was 84 years old.

JOAN FARQUHAR, retired from CBC Calgary Sales Department, passed away on November 28, 2019.  Joan was 74 years of age.

MICHAEL COLTON, retired CBC Toronto Radio Technician/Journalist/Senior Producer in the Business Unit/CBC Radio's Washington Correspondent, passed away on November 26, 2019 at age 67.

JOHN KASTNER, filmmaker and documentarian; Producer for numerous CBC Television Programmes (Toronto), passed away on November 21, 2019.  John was 73 years of age.

GEORGE MacDONALD, retired CBC Winnipeg Stagehand, passed away on November 19, 2019 at age 89.

BILL UNGER, former CBC Toronto Transmitter Technician, passed away on November 16, 2019.  Bill was 65 years old.

JEAN-MARC DUMONT, retired CBC Ottawa Film Editor, passed away on November 13, 2019.  Jean-Marc was 80 years of age.

BILL KYASHKO, retired CBC Vancouver Assostant Manager, TV Technical Services, passed away on November 4, 2019 at age 87.

JOYCE PEARS, retired CBC Toronto and Vancouver Television Production  Assistant, passed away on November 3, 2019.  Joyce was 85 years of age.

ALLAN (AL) STAPLETON, retired  CBC  Toronto Technician and Engineering Supervisor, passed away on November 1, 2019.  Al was 100 years old.

DICK FRANCE, retired CBC Vancouver Film sound Technician/CBC Vancouver and Toronto EFP Sound Technician, passed away on October 30, 2019, just one day short of his 90th birthday on October 31st.

RICK STAEHLING, former CBC Vancouver Graphic Designer and 34 Year Film Critic for CBC Radio "Afternoon Show", passed away on October 25, 2019.  Rick was 73 years of age.

WARD McBURNEY, writer of Creative non-fiction, broadcast on CBC Radio One's "Fresh Air", passed away on October 24, 2019 at age 57.

WENDY NUTTER, retired CBC Ottawa Head Office Secretary to the Internal Auditor (V.P.), passed away on October 23, 2019.  Wendy was 72 years old.

PATRICIA CHANTRY (nee SHARLOW), retired CBC Toronto  Production Secretary "Music Hop"/Script Assistant, passed away on October 22, 2019 at age 74..

GLEN GELETTE, retired CBC Toronto Network Sports' Unit Manager passed away on October 19, 2019.  Glen was 83 years old.

MARY WONG, retired CBC Vancouver Film Editor/CBC Toronto Bilingual Editor and Sound Technician/Editor, passed away on October 10, 2019.  Mary was 60 years of age.

JEAN BRUCE (nee SMITH), former CBC Ottawa Radio Producer, passed away on October 7, 2019.  Jean was 83 years old.

BRUCE MARTIN, former CBC Toronto Researcher/Script Writer with "The Nature of Things", passed away on October 6, 2019.  Bruce was 82 years old.

MARGARET LYONS, retired CBC Toronto Public Affairs Producer/Radio Supervisor/Managing Director of Radio-CBC English Network, passed away on October 5, 2019.  Margaret was 95 years of age.

ALAIN CLERMONT, former CBC Regina Producer/Anchor, passed away on October 3, 2019.  Alain was 69 years of age.

JEANNINE DUFFY, retired CBC Ottawa Senior Clerk, passed away on October 2, 2019 at age 81.

MARIAM MOUSSAVIAN, Head of Subtitling, Radio-Canada Vancouver, passed away on September 18, 2019.

PIERRE MARTINEAU, Pierre Martineau, retired CBC Radio-Canada Vancouver Reporter, News Anchor  and Host, passed away on September 13, 2019.  Pierre was 67 years old.

DONNA TURZAK, retired CBC Winnipeg/Toronto Senior Manager, passed away on September 12, 2019.

MILES WARREN, retired from CBC Winnipeg Accounting Department, passed away on September 9, 2019 at age 79.

ROD CONEYBEARE, the voice of Jerome the Giraffe and Rusty the Rooster on CBC TV's The Friendly Giant, passed away on September 5, 2019.  Rod was 89 years of age.

NORRIS WHITFIELD, retired CBC Ottawa News and Resources Manager, passed away suddenly on September 3, 2019.  Norris was 81 years old.

DAVID PICOSKI, former CBC Toronto Audio Technician, passed away on August 22, 2019. David was 65 years of age.

JOHN ("JOHNNY") LEE, former CBC Toronto/Vancouver Cameraman, passed away on August 13, 2019.  Johnny was 89 years old.

FORREST MacKEIGAN, former CBC Toronto Production Manager, passed away on August 8, 2019.

PAT WILLETT, former CBC Toronto Radio Producer, has passed away at the age of 90.  No date of death given; obituary published in The Toronto Star newspaper on August 7, 2019.

BOB LAWSON, retired CBC Toronto Scenic Artis/Assistant Designer/Designer (1954-1980) and CBC Vancouver Design & Stagind Director (1980-1985), passed away on August 5, 2019.  Bob was 92 years old.

MARGARET McLEAN, former CBC Toronto employee - perhaps in Sales or Comminications, passed away on July 26, 2019.  Margaret was 96 years of age.

BILL PHAROAH, retired CBOT Ottawa IT Regional Manager, passed away on July 19, 2019 at age 81

RAYMOND TROTTIER, retired CBC Ottawa Technical Supervisor, passed away on July 19, 2019.  Raymond was 90 years old.

HOWARD ENGEL, former CBC Toronto Radio Producer/Executive Producer and author, passed away on July 16, 2019.  Howard was 88 years of age..

LYNDA RAULICK, retired CBC Toronto Network Morning Show Director/Assistant Director, various departments, passed away on July 10, 2019.

ING WONG WARD, Journalist/Television & Radio Producer, CBC Toronto, passed away on July 6, 2019.  Ing was 46 years old.

ALFIE KEMP, former Cameraman/Videographer with numerous TV Networks and Production Companies, including CBC Toronto, passed away on June 29, 2019.  Alfie was 75 years old.

ELIE SAVOIE, retired Producer/Director/Executive Producer/TV Program Director/Program Development Manager with CBC Vancouver; TV Program Director with CBC Regina; Director of Television with CBC Windsor. passed away on June 28, 2019.  Elie was 84 years of age.

LILLIAN SNIDER, former CBC Toronto Television Manager, passed away on June 24, 2019 at age 94.

HUGH BARR,  retired CBC Ottawa Technical Producer TV/Head of Special Projects, Head Office Ottawa, passed away on June 20, 2019.  Hugh passed away just three days before his 87th birthday.

STERLING GOSMAN,  retired Technician, CBC Fredericton, New Brunswick, passed away on June 13, 2019.  Sterline was 74 years of age.

ROBERT DESROSIERS, retired from Human Resources, Industrial Relations, CBC Ottawa Area, passed away on June 10, 2019 at age 87.

GERRY KING, retired CBC Toronto Production Sound Mixer, passed away on June 8, 2019 in Victoria, B.C.  Gerry was 88 years old.

EILEEN FRANKE, retired CBC Vancouver  Radio Canada International Producer/Former Prgm Host, CBC Affiliate CHCT-TV Calgary/Production Assistant, CTV Affiliate  CFCG-TV Montreal/CBC Radio Montreal and Toronto with Radio Canada International, passed away on June 6, 2019. Eileen was 89 years of age.

DOUG McILRAITH, retired CBC Edmonton/Winnipeg Radio and Television Announcer/Sports Broadcaster/Program Host, passed away on June 6, 2019.  Doug was 83 years of age.

GERALD "JERRY" MacDONALD, retired Editor, National TV Newsroom - Toronto, passed away on June 3, 2019 at age 82.  Jerry also served for many years with the CWSG (Canadian Wire Services Guild) Union. 

FRAN RAYNER, retired CBC Vancouver Senior Film Editor, passed away on May 22, 2019.  Fran was 86 years old.

ANGUS DALRYMPLE, retired CBC Toronto News Editor who continued working in the Newsroom after retirement until well into his 80s, passed away on May 20, 2019.  Angus was 91 years of age.

GUY BOUGIE, brother of Suzie Bougie (Assistant Co-Ordinator, CBC Pensioners' National Association office in Ottawa), passed away On May 16, 2019 at age 64.

DON REID, retired CBC Toronto Design Department Propsman and later Floor PA, passed away on May 15, 2019.  Don was 83 years old.

TOM CRIGHTON, former freelance CBC Edmonton Radio Film Reviewer/Writer and Producer/Director with CBC Calgary and Vancouver, passed away on May 14, 2019.  Tom was 73 years of age.

CHARLES "BUD" NEALE, with CBC Halifax in his early career and retired CBC Ottawa Senior Film Editor-in-Charge, passed away on May 14, 2019 at age 88.

GILBERT LOUTHOOD, retired from CBC Ottawa M.I.S. Department, passed away on May 14, 2019.  Gilbert was 81 years old.

BOB HACKBORN, retired CBC Toronto Production Designer, passed away on May 13, 2019.  Bob was 90 years of age.

MAURICE FOISY, former CBC Sydney and Halifax Host (1950s) and Vancouver (CBUT) Host in the 1960s, passed away on May 10, 2019.  Maurice was 86 years old.

ARTHUR BARRETT, retired Regional Manager of Administrative Services, CBC Newfoundland and Labrador Region, passed away on May 9, 2019.  Arthur was 95 years of age.

BRUCE FLETCHER, retired CBC Vancouver TV Lighting Technician, passed away suddenly from a heart attack on May 6, 2019 at age 68.

ORLO McCLINTOCK, retired CBC Edmonton VTR Editor, passed away on May 3, 2019.  Orlo was 87 years of age.