Monday, October 15, 2018

The OSM expresses its great sadness at the passing of Madame Jacqueline Desmarais

With deep regret and sadness we learned of the death of Madame Jacqueline Desmarais. With her passing, the artistic milieu loses one of its most fervent supporters. Our thoughts are with her family and close friends, to whom we convey our deepest condolences.

Canadian country singer and TV host Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame member, born in Hawkesbury, Ont., and raised in Calumet, Que., passed Friday morning at age 80, according to a family spokesperson.

William Whitehead, 86, was a great CBC documentary writer who lived a life of...

Viewers might not have caught his name in the closing credits, but William Whitehead – versatile, brainy, witty, loyal, hugely productive – helped create many of the CBC's most acclaimed documentary programs in a career spanning five decades.

CBC Radio personality Arthur Black dead at age 74

Black spent 3 decades with CBC and hosted the show Basic Black for 19 years

Bata Shoe Museum Founder Sonja Bata Remembered 1926 – 2018

Sonja Bata's thirst for knowledge was both infectious and inspirational. Her drive for design excellence permeated every facet of her life and she encouraged this same quality in those around her.

‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died

Bomberry played the beloved character Rosie Deela in the series for it’s entire six season run and in it’s three made for TV movies. North of 60 aired on CBC from 1992-1997.

Kim Cattrall’s brother, Christopher, found dead on Alberta property

The actress tweeted Sunday afternoon that she and her family were announcing Christopher’s “unexpected passing” — less than 24 hours after she took to Instagram to ask for help in searching for her brother.

Canadian media mogul Jay Switzer dies at 61

The Calgary native helped build and lead some of Canada's biggest broadcasting entities, notably CHUM Ltd., where he became president and CEO.

RIP: Piano Man Robert Lowrey

Robert Lowrey, founder and owner of Robert Lowrey Piano Experts, Canada’s premier piano sales, restoration and service facility in Toronto, died Dec. 25 at age 72.

Dolores O’Riordan found second home in Ontario, called herself ‘half a Canuck’

Dolores O'Riordan, the defiant voice of Irish rock band the Cranberries who died Monday at 46, found a certain solace in her second home -- a remote town in Ontario.