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.

MILAN (MILO) CHVOSTEK, CBC Toronto Producer, "Nature of Things" in the 1970s, passed away on November 8, 2018.  Milo was 86 years old.

JEFFREY EDWARD FRY,  formerly with CBC Toronto Newsroom (1960s), passed away on November 6, 2018.  Jeff was 92 years of age.

MYRTLE FOWER GALLUP, former CBC Montreal "Radio Noon" Contributor, recently passed away at age 97.

MARY ADAMS, widow of Dave Adams (Retired CBC Edmonton News Director and Member CBC Host Broadcaster Team, 1994 Victoria Commonwealth Games), passed away on October 30, 2018.  Mary was 99 years old.

DON S. WILLIAMS, Producer/Director/Actor/Choreographer/Writer - CBC Winnipeg/Vancouver and Freelancer - passed away on October 28, 2018.  Don was 80 years of age.

DAN TOHILL, former CBC Vancouver Key Grip "Beachcombers"/Production Assistant - Studio/Assistant Director, passed away on October 27, 2018.

ALAN "RAFFLES" RAPHAEL, field hockey Commentator for CBC during the 1976 Montreal Olympics, passed away on October 22, 2018.  Alan was 86 years old.

ROY LUCKOW, retired CBC Vancouver Cameraman/Director of Photography, passed away on October 13, 2018 at age 90.

BOB GILCHRIST, retired CBC Toronto ENG Editor, passed away suddenly after suffering a heart attack on October 7, 2018.  Bob was 79 years of age.

ELIZABETH (BETH) HALE, retired CBC Toronto Administrative Supervisor of Design Administration, passed away on October 4, 2018. Beth was also the very efficient Secretary of the CBC PNA Ontario Region from 2000-2002.

DREW SCHEMENAUER, CBC British Columbia Senior Remote Area Transmitter Technologist, Prince George, passed away on September 25, 2018 at age 59.

BILL COWARD, retired CBC Winnipeg Radio Master Control Technician, passed away suddenly on September 18, 2018.  Bill was 72 years old.

KARL SCHERER, former CBC Toronto Sound Technician (1960s), passed away on September 16, 2018 at age 87.

IRENE PERSOAGE, retired from CBC Winnipeg Radio Program/Production, passed away on September 11, 2018. 

ED MARSHALL, retired CBC Toronto Recording Engineer and Founder of Marshall Arts Productions, passed away on September 8, 2018 at 73 years of age.

VINCENT LABELLE, son of retired CBC Ottawa Technician Pierre Labelle and wife Sylvie, passed away on September 7, 2018 in a head-on collision on Highway 50 in Eastern Canada.

RAY TOKAR, retired CBC Winnipeg Video and Audio Technician, passed away on August 31, 2018.  Ray was 77 years of age.

LES WARDROP, retired CBC Toronto Booth Technician, passed away on August 29, 2018. 

WALTER UNGER, retired CBC Winnipeg/Ottawa/Toronto Announcer/Reporter/Producer/Executive Producer/Senior Network Manager, passed away on August 25, 2018 at age 81.

DON GOODWIN, former CBC Halifax Broadcaster and CBC Head of Network Sports; Co-Founder Sports Media Canada, passed away on August 21, 2018.  Don was 88 years old.

PAULINE LANDSBERG, CBC Saskatchewan Executive Assistant, passed away on August 20, 2018 at age 58.

BILL WHITE, retired CBC Alberta Radio Technician/manager/CBC Saskatchewan and Ottawa Regional Director/Head Office V.P. of Finance, passed away on August 15, 2018.  Bill was 85 years of age.

CONNIE MUNRO,  widow of CBC Vancouver Announcer/Program Director (1940s-1950s), Director of English Network TV/Director of News & Public Affairs, CBC Toronto (1960s-1970s), passed away on August 4, 2018.  Connie was 95 years of age.

WAYNE CRAIG, CBC Calgary Stagehand and Production Assistant, passed away on August 4, 2018.  Craig was 60 years old.

SHEILA SKELLEY, retired CBC Ottawa/London, England Overseas and Foreign Relations Officer; previously Public Affairs P/A, Vancouver; Ass't.BBC Rep, Toronto; Program Organizer, Washington; Liaison Officer for Foreign Broadcasters, IBC-Expo 67, passed away on August 4, 2018.  Sheila was 88 years of age.

CHUCK HUBBARD, retired Senior Lighting Technician, CBC Ottawa, passed away on August 2, 2018.  Chuck was 93 years old.

FRED HEILAND, retired CBC Winnipeg Radio Technicianm passed away on July 28, 2018 at age 88. 

NORM COWAN, retired CBC Manitoba Regional Public Relations Manager, Winnipeg, passed away on July 19, 2018.  Norm was 92 years of age.

BOB ULMER, retired CBC Edmonton Radio Recording Engineer, passed away on July 9, 2018.  Bob was 80 years old.

RALPH NELSON, retired CBC Toronto TV Technical Supervisor, passed away on July 8, 2018.  Ralph was 87 years of age.

MICHAEL DORN, CBC Toronto Video Producer/Editor and son of CBC Toronto Designer/Artist Rudi Dorn (deceased May 7, 2011), passed away unexpectedly on July 5, 2018 at age 60.

MYRON BACHYNSKY, retired from CBC Montreal, passed away on July 3, 2018.  Myron was 90 years old.

LEN CARPENTER, formerly with CBC Radio Inuvik was rememberd as "Mr. Saturday Night".  Len passed away on July 3, 2018 at age 61.

MIKE HUNCHAK, retired CBC Alberta Film and Video Journalist/Cinematographer, passed away on July 3, 2018.  Mike was 87 years of age.

BEVERLEY BURROWS, freelancer and script writer, CBC Radio in Regina,passed away on June 30, 2018 at age 73.

JJ (JAMES) RICHARDS, Journalist formerly with CBC Toronto News, passed away at his home in California on June 30, 2018.  JJ was 88 years old.

MARIETTE LEDUC LOYER, mother of retired CBC Ottawa Audio Technician Serge Loyer, passed away on June 28, 2018 at age 93.

BOB ZIEMAN, retired CBC Ottawa Transmitter Supervisor, passed away on June 25, 2018.  Bob was 81 years old.

JUDY HARRIES, wife of retired CBC Vancouver Unit Manager Ron Harries, passed away on June 19, 2018.  Judy was 73 years of age.

ROBERT ASGEIRSSON, former CBC Vancouver freelance Cameraman, passed away in on June 12, 2018.  Robert was 74 years of age.

LOGAN ROSS MARGACH (known as Ross Margach), former CBC Vancouver TV Technician, passed away in Ontario on June 10, 2018.  Ross was 78 years old. 

GERRY STOROSCHUCK, retired CBC Toronto TV Maintenance Technician, passed away in early June, 2018.

FRANK CARDO, retired CBC Ottawa Technical Producer, passed away on June 5, 2018 at age 84.

HARVEY HEIDEMAN, retired CBC Toronto TV Technician (Switcher), passed away on June 1, 2018.

MARY CAMERON, former CBC Toronto Script Assistant c1950s, passed away on June 1, 2018.

GARTH FOWLIE, former CBC Vancouver TV Producer/Director, passed away on May 23, 2018.  Garth was 74 years of age.

ARVI LIIMATAINEN, Producer Da Vinci's Inquest; Director The Beachcombers and Jake and the Kid, passed away from cancer on May 19, 2018.  Arvi was 68 years old.

DOUG CROSBIE passed away on May16, 2018 after being struck by a truck while cycling to work. From 1990 to 2000, Doug worked for CBC in Toronto, Montreal and Moncton.  During his CBC years, he was a Radio News Reporter, Radio Current Affairs Producer, live music Producer, a Television Current Affairs and Documentary Producer and Writer, and a Studio Producer.  Doug was 54 years of age.

Actress MARGOT KIDDER passed away on May 13, 2018 at age 69.

KATHRYN (ATKINSON) HORGAN, retired CBC Toronto Network TV Sports Script/Production Assistant and founder/manager of the Facebook page to keep CBC employees/retirees connected, passed away on May 4, 2018.  Kathryn was 63 years old.

LIZ HUGHES, retired CBC Vancouver Television and Radio Producer/Executive Producer and Director of News, Centres for CBC, passed away on May 4, 2018 ending her courageous battle with breast cancer.  Liz was 67 years of age.

ERIC KOCH, retired CBC Toronto Radio and Television Producer/Area Head, Arts and Science, Toronto/CBC Montreal Regional Director, passed away on April 28, 2018 at age 98.

ORIN McINTOSH, retired CBC Saskatchewan Transmitter Technician (CBK Watrous), passed away on April 11, 2018.  Orin was just over a month shy of his 89th birthday.

GEORGES BELLEMARE, retired CBC Ottawa Technician, passed away on March 30, 2018.  Georges was 72 years old.

GERALYN WRAITH, CBC Toronto Make-Up Artist, passed away on March 30, 2018 at age 63.

PETER VARCOE, retired CBC Toronto Lighting Technician, passed away on March 26, 2018.  Peter was 69 years of age.

KIT MELAMED, Fifth Estate Producer, CBC Toronto, passed away on March 15, 2018.  Kit was 65 years old.

JOHN FULLER, retired CBC Vancouver Film Editor, passed away on March 9, 2018 at age 94.

MADELEINE BRABANT, retired from the Press & Information Department, CBC Radio-Canada in Montreal, passed away on March 8, 2018.  Madeleine was 85 years old.

ART BOUCHARD, retired CBC National News Studio Technician, way on March 6, 2018.  Art was 82 years of age.

NEIL CUDDIHY, husband of Rachelle Paquin-Cuddihy (Pension Administration staff, CBC Ottawa) and brother-in-law of Michel Paquin, passed away on February 28, 2018.  Neil was 62 years of age.

JAMES (JIM) MacDONELL, retired ENG Editor, CBC Ottawa, passed away on February 27, 2018.  Jim was 69 years old.

RALPH FRASER, a member of the CBC Jazz Unlimited band on Radio in the 1950's and a musician with the CBC Toronto Television series "Holiday Ranch" from 1953 to 1958, passed away on February 24, 2018 at age 93.

ARTHUR BLACK, CBC National Radio Host of "Basic Black" (produced originally in Thunder Bay, then Toronto and finally Vancouver, from 1983 to 2002) and for the ensuing decade of the "Planet Salt Spring" segment of CBC Victoria's "All Points West" radio show, passed away on February 21, 2018 following a brief battle with pancreatic cancer.  Arthur was 74 years of age.

DOUG CRAWFORD, a CBC Toronto Technical Instructor for Television in the late 1960's and 1970's and retired Senior Maintenance Technician, passed away at age 82 on February 17, 2018.

BILLEY HEIFETZ (nee TURKELSON), former CBC Toronto Casting Secretary, passed away on February 17, 2018 at age 87.

NANCY LOUISE URE (nee STEVENETT), a frequent singer guest on the CBC Calgary Radio series "Prairie Showcase", passed away on February 13, 2018.  Nancy was 92 years old.

NINA COTE, wife of Marc Cote (first President of the Trent Chapter of the CBC Pensioners' National Association), passed away on February 12, 2018.  Nina was 80 years of age.

HOWARD WILKINSON, retired Manager of Engineering Services with CBC Toronto, passed away on February 7, 2018 at age 80.

DON McSTRAVICK, retired from CBC Head Office (Ottawa) Finance, passed away on February 6, 2018.  Don was 79 years of age.

DAVID SHANNON, CBC Montreal and Toronto Journalist and Producer, passed away on February 2, 2018.  David was 56 years old.

WILLIAM (BILL) WHITEHEAD, retired CBC Toronto Producer/Writer, passed away on February 1, 2018 at age 86.

HELEN FINLEY, singer on CBC Radio programs in the late 1930's and early 1940's, passed away on January 27, 2018.  Helen was 98 years of age.

PETER KACZMAREK, retired CBWT Winnipeg Set Designer/Artist, passed away on January 20, 2018.  Peter was 88 years old.

JOHN KASS, CBC Toronto Producer/Writer, passed away on January 12, 2018.  John was 66 years of age.

OLIVIER CARON, retired CBOFT Ottawa Producer, passed away on January 8, 2018.  Olivier was 87 years old.

BOB THORSON, retired CBC Rankin Inlet, Nunavut Radio and Television Maintenance Technician, passed away on January 6, 2018.  Bob was 78 years of age.

MARGARET KILLINGBECK, formerly with Film Procurement, CBC Toronto, passed away suddenly on December 30, 2017.

SEAN MULCAHY, CBC Television Panelist and Radio Actor and Host (The Music Library), passed away on December 30, 2017.

GUNTHER ZELLMER, retired CBC Vancouver Lighting Director, passed away on December 28, 2017 at age 92.

GRAHAM ARLEN, former CBC Montreal Cameraman and Asst. Producer, passed away on December 25, 2017.  Graham was 88 years of age.

ROMAN STOYKO, retired CBC Winnipeg Hymn Sing Producer and previously Costume/Set Design and Puppeteering staffer, passed away on December 19, 2017.  Roman was 83 years old.

DALLAS CHAPPLE, wife of CBC Producer Len Chapple and former CBC Vancouver/Toronto employee in the 1970's, passed away on December 14, 2017.  Dallas was 66 years of age.

SARAH LALUMIERE, CBC Ottawa TV Technician, passed away on December 14, 2017 just short of her 61st birthday.

JOHN DAVIDSON, retired CBC Ottawa Technical Producer, passed away on December 11, 2017.

VINCE REED, retired CBC Toronto Purchasing Agent, passed away on December 6, 2017 at age 84.

RAE WHITEHOUSE, widow of CBC Toronto Producer and Vancouver TV Program Director Ray Whitehouse, passed away on November 29, 2017 at age 96.

GORDON FISHER, former CBC Vancouver Camera Assistant on series including "Cariboo Country", "Kingcome Inlet" and "Helicopter Pilot", passed away on November 28, 2017.  Gordon was 79 years old.

DON McDONALD, retired CBWT Winnipeg Technician, passed away on November 28, 2017.  Don was 84 years of age.

GARY MORGAN, musician in Regina and Vancouver; retired CBC Vancouver Television & Radio Audio Engineer, passed away on November 26, 2017. Prior to moving to CBC Vancouver Gary was an audio operator on the CBC Regina Mobile.  Gary was 61 years old.

BERT PERERA, retired CBC Ottawa Maintenance Technician, passed away on November 25, 2017.  Bert was 92 years of age.

TOM PRENTICE, retired CBC Toronto Radio Audio Technician, passed away on November 23, 2017 at age 92.

GREG UPTON, retired CBC Vancouver Supervisor, Design Operations, passed away on November 18, 2017.

CARL A. CHARLSON JR., a CBC Toronto Television employee in the late 1960's, passed away on November 16, 2017. He became a documentary film producer and was a long-time resident of Boston, Mass.  Carl was 76 years of age.

ED MacPHERSON, retired CBC Toronto VTR Operator/Editor and Member of NABET Executive, passed away on November 15, 2017.

JAMES REID, retired CBC Vancouver Radio Recording Engineer, passed away on November 14, 2017 at age 72.

INGA STANKIEWICZ, wife of CBC Edmonton Film Cameraman Alex Stankiewicz, passed away on November 8, 2017.  Inga was 76 years old.

ROMAN BITTMAN, former CBC Toronto Television Producer, passed away on November 7, 2017.  Roman was 76 years of age.

GEORGE VIPOND, retired CBC Vancouver Supervising Technician - TV/Quality Control Officer, passed away on November 2, 2017.  George was 90 years old.