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Pete Ferguson

Peter “Vern” Ferguson, 58, on Nov. 14. Originally from Fredericton, NB, Ferguson graduated from Loyalist College’s Radio Broadcasting program in 1987, landing a job as a producer right out of college at Rock 95 (CFJB-FM) Barrie, ON. Ferguson worked with Rock 95 until 1997, with the exception of a brief detour to Q104 (CFRQ-FM) Halifax in the late ’80s. From there, he took on a production coordinator position with Pelmorex Radio Network, the radio division of The Weather Network. He went on to establish his own audio production company in Innisfil, ON, producing commercials, among other audio projects, in addition to voice coaching.

Michel Doucet

Michel Doucet, 63, on Nov. 14. Doucet was the voice of Radio-Canada’s “Leéveil Nouveau-Brunswick” for 16 years, and more recently the host of Saturday morning show “Michel.” Prior to Radio-Canada, Doucet worked at New Brunswick stations CJVA Radio Acadie in Caraquet, CHLR Radio Aboiteaux in Moncton and CKRO Radio Péninsule in Pokemouche, in addition to contributing to La Tribune in Bathurst, L’Évangéline in Moncton and L’Acadie Nouvelle in Caraquet. A journalist for over 40 years, he was inducted into the Atlantic Journalism Hall of Fame in 2019.

David Pears

Dave Pears, 71, on Nov. 1. “Pearsy,” as he was known by colleagues, began his broadcasting career in Smithers, BC in 1974. He moved on to CKIQ Kelowna in 1977, where he stayed for the next 19 years. Pears’ more than 40-year radio career continued at CKOV and Power 104, B103, and finally K963, up until his retirement in 2016. In addition to his work on-air, he was known for emceeing numerous community events, including Kelowna Folkfest, the Miss Kelowna Lady of the Lake pageants, and countless concerts.

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