Sign-Offs

Leslie Sole and Terri Michael

Leslie Sole and Terri Michael, on Nov. 5, in Cabo San Lucas. Broadcasting couple Sole and Michael met in 1975 as their stars were rising. Sole started his career with CHOM-FM Montreal and went on to a 25-year career with Rogers Communications. Over his tenure, he oversaw acquisition of five Citytv stations across the country, several specialty channels and expanded OMNI’s footprint. He retired as CEO of Rogers Media Television in 2011. Michael started in radio while completing her English degree at Concordia University in Montreal, beginning her career at CHOM-FM, where the couple met, effortlessly switching between French and English during her show. Over the years, she was a host at CHFI-FM 98.1 Toronto, EZ ROCK 97.3 Toronto; CKFM-FM 99.9 Toronto; CJBK-AM 1290 London; and Q107 Toronto. She also wrote and hosted ‘Famous Faces’ on The Biography Channel for eight years, in addition to serving as the channel’s imaging voice. Most recently, she’d been hosting a weekly radio show on Cabo San Lucas station CaboMil 96.3, where the couple had been living the last three years. They celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary in October and leave behind a grown son.

Brian Sanderson

Brian Sanderson, 77, on Oct. 31. Following a career with Bristol Aerospace, Sanderson started appearing as Santa Claus at Portage Place and Polo Park malls in Winnipeg, beginning in the 1990s, before being cast in several made-for-television movies and films. Sanderson’s acting credits include 2016 Hallmark movie “It’s a Wonderful Wife.” As per his wishes, Sanderson will be laid to rest Friday in his red velvet, white-trimmed Santa suit. Winnipeg’s casting community is holding a toy drive in his memory.

Dave Shearer

David Shearer, 89, on Oct. 24. Shearer had a career with CFAX-AM Victoria spanning 25 years as both an announcer and engineer.


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