Bruce Whiteford, 63, on May 16. Whiteford got his start in broadcasting as a disc jockey at CFNY and as a CNE Bandstand Manager at age 16. He went on to become an electrician with Ontario Hydro, getting his first taste of production as a lighting director for Brampton Theatre in the early 1980s. That led to a long career as a lighting director and technical producer, starting with Global TV in Toronto, beginning in 1982. He left Global in 1990 to join TVO as a Technical Director and Producer, before landing at CBC in 1998 where he would work for the next 21 years, retiring in 2018. Whiteford had been freelancing for the past three years, working with Dome Productions, Tri-Lite and Mediapro Canada, most recently on Canadian Premier League broadcasts.
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