William (Bill) Malcolm, 60, in Thunder Bay of cancer. His radio career began in Southern Ontario before moving to CJLB-AM Thunder Bay. In 1995, he moved to Dougall Media as program director and on-air personality at KIXX (CKTG-FM), CKPR (where he oversaw the switch from AM to FM), Energy 103.5 (CKED) 104 (CFQK) and CFNO-FM Marathon.
Janine Sutto, 95, in Montreal. She had a successful film, television and stage career but is best known for appearing in the iconic Quebec television series, Les belles histoires des pays d’en haut from 1956 to 1969. Sutto was made a companion to the Order of Canada in 1991 and named to the National Order of Quebec in 1998. In 2014, she was given a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for lifetime artistic achievement. Sutto continued to perform in the theatre until she was 92.
Denis McGrath, 48, in Toronto of pancreatic cancer. His career began at TVOntario in Toronto as a producer. Later, he worked at then-Citytv Toronto, also as a producer. In 1997, McGrath signed on as the first producer for Space, where he also hosted the show’s late-night movie show. In 2000, he became an executive producer in residence at the Canadian Film Centre’s Prime Time TV program. He was a regular contributor to CBC Radio program q and was elected to the Writers Guild Governing Council in 2008.