Sign-Offs

John Baglieri

John Baglieri, 35, on Mar. 8 in Toronto, of cancer. After graduating from Seneca College in Toronto, Baglieri started as a reporter with CTV Prince Albert in 2010 where he also anchored the noon newscast. He joined CTV Saskatoon the next year. Baglieri’s instincts and appetite for chasing a story and his interest in investigative journalism was inherited in part from his grandfather John, who owned weekly newspaper The Sarnia Gazette in Sarnia, ON. He had been battling cancer the last two years.

Larry Gavin

Larry Gavin, Mar. 3 at Kingston General Hospital. With an interest in radio from a young age, Gavin started building crystal sets as a boy and then got a part-time job on weekends with a TV repairman. He went on to attend DeVry Technical Institute at the age of 16 and ended up as an assistant to the disc jockeys at CKOC Hamilton, sorting and filing music. He eventually moved up to overnight DJ and then into news. From there, he took full-time reporting jobs at stations in Niagara Falls, Barrie and Calgary. In 1969, he made the leap to Sudbury where he got his feet wet in television as news director at CKSO Radio & TV and eventually MCTV. In 1988, he took up the regional manager’s role at CHRO Ottawa, which he retired from in 1995. Following his retirement from broadcasting, he founded and grew closed captioning business Closed Caption Services, which has served nearly all of the major Canadian networks. A celebration of life will take place on Sat., May 19 at the Gan Inn in Gananoque, ON. If you have any memories to share with the family, please contact brookew@closedcapserv.com.