Ann “Rooney” Taylor Graham Calderisi, 73, in Victoria, BC on Oct. 7. Sister of the late Ted Rogers. Calderisi was former Director of Industry and Community Relations, Rogers Broadcasting. She was a founding director and past president of FACTOR (The Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent On Recordings). She was also a board member of Rogers Media and the Rogers Foundation and a member of the advisory committee of the Rogers Control Trust.
André Maisonneuve, on Oct. 21 in Ottawa after a short battle with cancer. Better known as Katfish Morgan, he was the longtime morning host at Live 88.5 (CILV-FM) having joined the station when it launched in 2005. Maisonneuve was born in Quebec and raised in Thunder Bay. He attended Confederation College, graduating from their communications program. His career stops included Montreal, Halifax, London, Calgary and Toronto. He was also heard across Canada as the host of a syndicated Top-20 rock-countdown show. Diagnosed with cancer six months ago, Maisonneuve had been off the air since May. Family says there will be no formal funeral service.
Milton ‘Milt’ Conway, 80, on Oct. 24 in Barrie, ON. He started on radio in Woodstock in 1956 before moving to Barrie in 1959 where he did a number of shows on CKVR-TV. Over 15 years, he worked on Romper Room, Strike It Rich, The Women’s Show, Reach for the Top, Time Out for Recreation, Captain Foghorn and more. Conway returned to radio in 1980 at 93.1 CHAY FM Barrie where he worked daytime for 15 years. He eventually ended up as the weekend newscaster on Classical 96.7 FM where he stayed for 9 years before retiring.