Sign Offs

Road through the rural winter landscape of Prince Edward Island. (Image Credit: Alamy)


Mark Leebody

Mark Leebody, 63, unexpectedly on Dec. 26. A graduate of the Fanshawe College Radio & Television Broadcasting Technology program, Leebody spent the bulk of his broadcasting career with TSN. Signing on in 1984 when the network launched, Leebody served as Presentation Coordinator for more than 38 years.

Michel Lapointe

Michel Lapointe, 59, following a heart attack while on vacation on Dec. 23. Known by his nickname “Mononc Mike,” Lapointe was a fixture on the airwaves in the Outaouais region, helming drive home show “L’Outaouais Now” on French-language radio station 104.7 (CKOF-FM). He had previously helmed the station’s morning show, “Que l’Outaouais se lève” from 2015-18. Prior to joining 104.7, Lapointe was a sports journalist at CKTF Gatineau and did hosting stints on CKAC, CKOI-FM and 98.5 (CHMP-FM) Montreal.