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Paul Houde

Paul Houde, 69, on March 2. Houde had a long career in Quebec media, starting out as a radio host in 1975 at Montreal’s CKAC 730. He went on to host more than 600 radio shows, heard on stations including 98.5 FM (CHMP-FM), CKMF-FM and Rythme FM (CFGL-FM). He briefly returned to radio last fall on the BPM Sports network, but left on the recommendation of his doctor. Over the years, Houde also appeared in the series “Les Boys,” among other TV and film roles, in which he played a goalie able to prolifically recite player stats.

Ron St. Hilaire

Ron St. Hilaire, 75, on Feb. 29. Under the on-air pseudonym of Ron Hill, St. Hilaire covered news and sports for Vancouver’s CKVN (CFUN) in the early 1970s before heading to Winnipeg and CFRW in 1980 where he served as News and Sports Director. A move to CJOB Winnipeg followed. In 1993, St. Hilaire transitioned out of broadcasting to teach Journalism, Marketing and Public Relations in Red River College’s Creative Communications program. He went on to work in communications for Misericordia Health Centre and Director of Development for the Misericordia Health Centre Foundation. Since 2007, he’d been consulting under the banner of his own company, Hill Media Solutions.

Dave Renaud, 50, on Feb. 25. Renaud worked as a camera operator, editor and producer for CTV, CBC and Cogeco over a 25-year period. He had most recently been serving as a producer at Cogeco community channel YourTV for the Ontario Hockey League’s Windsor Spitfires. The Spitfires dedicated their Feb. 29 game to Renaud.

David MacLeod

David MacLeod, 69, on Feb. 24. MacLeod’s foray into film began in catering on film and television sets in Alberta, before moving into a production manager role and his first credit as a Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) member on CBC series North of 60. He joined that series’ producers Wayne Grigsby and Barbara Samuels in Nova Scotia to produce CBC series Black Harbour, choosing to settle in nearby Chester, NS. MacLeod was a partner in Big Motion Pictures, alongside Grigsby, producing numerous series including Call Me Fitz and Haven. More recently, he’d produced two seasons of the TV series Pure for CBC and Hulu. MacLeod was a founding board member of Screen Nova Scotia and had also served on the board of the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA).

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