Sign-Offs

Gary Dalliday

Gary Dalliday, 76, on Aug. 10, of cancer. Dalliday was sports director at CHEX TV and Radio in Peterborough for nearly 35 years, until his retirement in 2009. A booster of local sports and causes, Dalliday was inducted into the Peterborough & District Sports Hall of Fame as an athlete and builder in 2001 and elected to Peterborough’s Pathway of Fame in 2017. More recently, the Peterborough Petes renamed a room after him at the Peterborough Memorial Centre. Dalliday called over 1,000 Pete’s games for the OHL club over 15 years, with his son Pete by his side doing play-by-play.

Andrew “Hobby” Hunter, 60, on Aug. 9. Also known on-air as DJ Goulash, Hunter was host of The End of the World News and various overnight shows on University of British Columbia campus station 101.9 CITR-FM Vancouver.

Gordon Whitehead

Gordon Whitehead, 77, on Aug. 4. Whitehead received his Honours BA in Journalism at the University of Western Ontario in 1965. He went on to become news director of CFPL-AM London and host of The Medical Monitoring radio show, then managing editor at CFRB 1010 Toronto. He eventually moved into print media, reporting for papers including the Parkhill Gazette and Exeter Lakeshore Times Advance. He wrote his final article from his hospital bed, published in the Times Advance on July 25. Whitehead was also a former president of the RTDNA and former president of the University of Western Ontario Alumni Association, where he helped establish a fundraising foundation for the school.

Sheila Skelley

Sheila Skelley, 88, on Aug. 4 in Pembroke, ON. Born in Ste. Anne de Beaupre, Quebec, Skelley moved with her family to Pembroke during the depression and spent a year at the University of Toronto before heading west to begin her career with the CBC. She started as a production assistant in Public Affairs with CBC Vancouver, moving on to various roles including assistant BBC representative in Toronto, program organizer in Washington, liaison officer for foreign broadcasters during Expo ‘67 and later Overseas and Foreign Relations officer in Ottawa and London, England.