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IN MEMORIAM ROLL CALL

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.

CHARLIE HARRIS, with CBC Toronto from 1947-1952 as a Producer, Radio Documentaries and then Assistant to the Director of Television, passed away on April 19, 2021 at the age of 101.

RAFFAELLA CALDAROLA (nee BURDI), former CBC Toronto Secretary, passed away on April 17, 2021. Raffaella was 79 years of age.

JOHN FINDLAY, retired CBC Toronto News Videographer, passed away on April 12, 2021 at age 64.

GORDON HINCH, former CBC Toronto Unit Manager/Drama Producer, passed away on April 8, 2021.  Gordon was 90 years old.

JIM ST. MARIE, former CBC Toronto Television Producer, passed away on March 24, 2021 at age 91.

BILL McVEAN, former periodic CBC Toronto Television personality, passed away on March 21, 2021. Bill was 96 years of age. 

CHRIS STRAW, retired CBC Vancouver E.P./CBC Toronto Sr. Director of Network Talk, passed away on March 16, 2021.  Chris and former colleague Marc Dore were killed in a construction accident on Gabriola Island, B.C. 

MARC DORE. former CBXFT Edmonton Producer/Director, E.P. Radio-Canada Edtn. Program Clan Destin, passed away on March 16, 2021.  Marc and former colleague Chris Straw were killed in a construction accident on Gabriola Island, B.C. 

CHRIS SKENE, former News Reader World at Six, CBC Radio, Toronto, passed away on March 14, 2021. Chris was 78 years old.

PHYLLIS MARIE (WILSON) FERGUSON, former CBC Whitehorse Radio Announcer Operator and CBC Toronto Assistant Production Manager, The Fifth Estate, passed away on March 12, 2021.  Phyllis was 70 years old.

FRANK MIKUSKA, retired CBC Winnipeg TV Graphic Designer, passed away on February 28, 2021.  Frank was 90 years of age.

LOUIS TARDIF, RDI editor-in-chief - RDI rédacteur en chef, Ottawa, passed away on February 23, 2021.  Louis was 81 years old.

DES SAUMER, retired CBC Cameraman (Edmonton/Vancouver)/Supervising Technician (Vancouver), passed away on February 17 2021.  Des was 90 years old.

PETER RADCLIFFE, retired CBC Yellowknife Technical Supervisor, passed away on February 15, 2021.  Peter was 91 years of age.

ROMA HEARN, former cast member with CBC Vancouver TV variety series Some of Those Days, passed away on February 13, 2021 at age 88.

VIOLET (VI) GRANT (nee COLES), retired from CBC Toronto Switchboard, passed away in February, 2021. 

TOM KAVANAGH, CBC Toronto Television News Producer, passed away on February 8, 2021.  Tom was 82 years of age. 

BARRIE HUSSEY, formerly with CBC Radio and Television in Churchill, Manitoba/Regina/Ottawa/Toronto, passed away on February 7, 2021 at age 81.

LAWRENCE CRAGG, former (1950s) CBC Toronto Maintenance Technician, passed away on February 5, 2021.  Lawrence passed away the day following his 93rd birthday.

GUNTER MENDE, retired CBC Vancouver Sound & Lighting Technician, passed away on February 5, 2021. Gunter passed away two weeks short of his 86th birthday.

JIM GERLOCK, former CBC Regina Radio Sound Technician and retired CBC Edmonton Television Sound Technician, passed away on February 1, 2021.  Jim was 84 years old.

MAY SMITH (nee SKANES), former CBC St. John's, Nfld., Secretary. passed away on January 26, 2021 at 87 years of age.

LAURENT PELLATIER, retired CBC Radio Canada Ottawa Technical Producer, passed away on January 25, 2021.  Laurent was 77 years old.

KAREN OSAK, formerly with CBC Toronto Media Sales, passed away on January 21, 2021.  Karen was 57 years old.

TREVOR MARTIN, retired from CBC Toronto Central Records and Human Resources, passed away on January 15, 2021.  Trevor was 93 years of age.

MICHAEL FOSTER, former script writer and host of CBC Vancouver Schools Broadcasts' Art Program Pictures in the Air, passed away on January 14, 2021. Michael was 91 years old.

FRANK STROPPA, former CBC Winnipeg Film Editor, passed away on January 14, 2021.  Frank was 87 years of age. 

BRENNA BROWN, formerly (beginning 1953) with CBC Toronto Art Department Staff, passed away on January 13, 2021.

MIMI MORTON, former CBC Montreal Radio Freelance Broadcaster, passed away on January 10, 2021. Mimi was 74 years old.

BOB WALTON, retired CBC Toronto Maintenance Electronics Specialist and Technical Producer, passed away on December 31, 2020.  Bob was 74 years of age.

BOB WHYTE, retired CBC Toronto News Cameraman/Photographer, passed away on December 21, 2020 at age 80.

ERV WEGWITZ, retired CBC Vancouver TV Supervising Technician.. passed away on December 13, 2020Erv was 75 years of age.

ROGER GAUTHIER, former CBC Montreal and Ottawa Cameraman; retired CBC Toronto Executive Director, Network Radio Operations, passed away on December 6, 2020.  Roger was 77 years old.

JACK KELLUM, retired TV Producer, CBC Toronto and St. John's, Nfld., passed away on December 4, 2020.  Jack was 77 years of age.

WILLIAM (BILL) MENDUK, retired CBC Ottawa Technician, passed away on November 27, 2020.  Bill was 91 years old.

PATRICIA PLESZCZYNSKA, retired CBC Quebec City (Manager Director, English Language Service)/Montreal (Director of Radio Programming for the Province of Quebec.), passed away on November 26, 2020.  Patricia was 67 years of age.

VICKIE WILCOX, retired from CBC Toronto Radio Communications/"Morningside"/"Ontario Morning", passed away on November 24, 2020 at age 68.

MIKE CHIPLEY, retired CBC Moose Jaw/Regina Radio Audio Technician, passed away on November 24, 2020. Mike was 69 years of age.

LEANNE JOYCE JAMIESON, wife of Rick Jamieson (CBC-TV Technician, Ottawa), passed away on November 20, 2020 at age 64.

ROLAND "ROLLIE" DUFAULT, retired CBC Winnipeg TV Technician/Cameraman; Radio-Canada Assistant Program Director; CBC (Enlgish) Production Supervisor; Human Resources Assistant Director, passed away on November 20, 2020.  Rollie was 82 years old. 

IAN STEPHENSON, retired from CBC Toronto Sales Department, passed away on November 20, 2020.  Ian was 86 years of age.

CARL LAKE, former CBC St. John's, Nfld., Sports Reporter "Here & Now", passed away on November 18, 2020 at age 68.

BILL MORGAN, retired CBC Winnipeg Radio & TV Producer, CBC Toronto TV Network Program Director/Head of Television Current Affairs/Director of News and Current Affairs, CBC Ombudsman, and Director, CBC London, passed away on November 16, 2020.  Bill was 80 years of age.

GLEN KONO, retired CBC Toronto Graphic Designer, passed away on November 13, 2020.  Glen was 92 years old.

DOUG LAITE, retired CBC Radio & TV Grand Falls/St. John's, Nfld. Announcer/Host, passed away on November 13, 2020 at age 81. 

SIMONE AUGER, former Radio/TV Producer for Radio Canada/CBC from New York (1960s), passed away on November 10, 2020.  Simone was 86 years of age.

ERIN PAUL, CBC Toronto Program Host/Broadcaster, passed away on November 8, 2020.  Erin was 49 years old.

CLAUDE BISSON, former CBC Winnipeg Employee, passed away in early November, 2020 at age 80. 

HARVEY HANDLEY, retired CBC Toronto Senior TV Technical Producer, passed away on November 6, 2020.  Harvey was 95 years of age.

LEN LAUK, retired CBC Halifax Director of TV & Radio/CBC Toronto Director of English Language Radio and TV/CBC Vancouver Producer, Executive Producer, and Regional Director for the Province of B.C., passed away on October 30, 2020.  Len passed away just one week shy of his 88th birthday. 

MARK MILNE,  retired CBC Network Cameraman, passed away in Whitby, Ontario on October 30, 2020 at age 64.

DOUG PEET, retired CBC St. Johns, Nfld. Lighting Technician/Sound Man (SOF - Sound on Film). passed away on October 29, 2020.  Doug was 90 years old.

GERRY McAuliffe, CBC Toronto Journalist, passed away on October 28, 2020.  Gerry was 81 years of age.

MARGARET DEDERER, former CBC Winnipeg Radio Performer (1950s), passed away on October 28, 2020 at age 96.

EARL GREEN, retired CBC Ottawa News Assignment Editor/Online News Writer, passed away on October 12, 2020.  Earl was 86 years old.

FRANCINE HAMON, retired CBC Head Office (Ottawa) Secretary/Administrative Assistant, passed away on October 10, 2020.  Francine was 77 years of age.

CORY O'KELLY, retired CBC Ottawa Television Journalist, passed away on October 8, 2020 at age 73.

DANNY TANAKA, former CBC Vancouver Film Editor, passed away on October 6, 2020.  Danny was 84 years old.

GLENN POWELL, retired CBC Network Radio Agriculture Reporter (Toronto), passed away on September 29, 2020.  Bob passed away at age 79, just a few weeks before celebrating his 80th birthday.

DOROTHY ROBITAILLE, former CBC Toronto employee (1954-1968), passed away on September 28, 2020.  Dorothy was 90 years old.

MOLLY ANN (ROBINSON) SCHWARCZ, former CBC Toronto Employee, passed away on September 20, 2020.  Molly was 81 years of age.

PAUL MOCKLER, CBC Network Cinematographer, passed away on September 18, 2020.  Paul was 76 years of age.

ROGER CHARTRAND, former CBOFT Ottawa Co-Ordinator of Production Resources, passed away on September 17, 2020 at age 68.

MARGARET DOLPHIN, widow of Frank Dolphin (former journalist CBC Edmonton), passed away on September 16, 2020.  Margaret passed away just a few days before reaching her 89th birthday.

HEATHER PULLEN, former CBC Ottawa Radio Broadcaster, passed away on September 15, 2020.  Heather was 65 years of age.

MARK BARBER, former CBC Ottawa Communications Account Director, passed away on September 13, 2020.  Mark was 58 years old.

CAM GRAHAM, retired CBC Ottawa Television Producer, passed away on Septembr 8, 2020 at age 88. 

RON HARRIES, retired CBC Vancouver Unit Manager/Manager Administration & Finance TV News, passed away on September 6, 2020.  Ron was 82 years old..

JOAN GRAHAM, retired Purchasing Manager, CBC Edmonton, passed away on September 6, 2020.  Joan was 85 years of age.

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.

MARTIN CHAPMAN, retired  CBC Sudbury, Ontario Radio News Reporter, passed away on August 24, 2020.  Martin was 76 years of age.

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.

JOAN GOTTSELIG, former CBC Toronto Senior Editor National Radio News Programs and retired Regional Director of CBC Radio Saskatchewan (Regina), passed away on August 11, 2020 at age 86.

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.