Reading The Obituaries

Reading The Obituaries

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One is like his late father, when daily newspaper arrived at home he quickly turned to the last few pages where obituaries appeared. One does the same thing here and recently names of those we have  personally known have sadly appeared.

Paul Mooney, a Pickering College “old boys” name appeared..can recall Paul  bringing furnace oil to our house for decades.

Art Richards had a Toronto Maple Leaf ball cap folks would have paid a small fortune for it. Art was a guy of great humour. Jimmy Wright’s passing was a shocker, another wonderfully  happy-go-lucky guy.

And there was Ken Trew, a fellow I hired at CKMP in the ’60s. He went on to be a mainstay at CHAY FM. Ken Rowland and Douglas Johnston were two other one time CKMP  announcers whose lives were cut short.

Still remember Tommy Shields announcing on In Memorium,  on CKMP, “Sorry nobody died today.” It took about a decade for that story  to show up in Readers Digest. Try as we might to change our reading routine,  we still skip front pages of the local newspaper, skip by all the inserts, and head  straight to obituaries.

If you are like us, we bet you do too, unless you are under 50 and not a few years before 80!

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