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Bob Wallace

Bob Wallace, 53, Sept. 17 at Toronto’s Princess Margaret Hospital. Wallace studied broadcasting at Centennial College and had begun working at CHAY-FM Barrie in 2000 as an afternoon announcer when he was introduced to his partner in life and on-air, Diana Meder. The duo went on to host in Belleville, ON before arriving at Mix 106 (CIXK-FM) Owen Sound in 2006. For the past seven years, up until Sept. 11, the pair were co-hosting mornings at 92.3 Dock Radio (CJOS-FM) Owen Sound, when Wallace was unexpectedly taken to hospital and diagnosed with leukemia. He passed away of a sudden heart attack, just as he was about to start treatments. Wallace received numerous awards over the years for community involvement and championing many causes, including an Owen Sound Police Service Chief’s Commendation, and a ‘Stand Up For Kids Award’ from the Children’s Aid Society.

Ronald M. Ryan

Ron M. Ryan, 59, suddenly on Sept. 15 in Colorado. Ryan began his foray into broadcasting in 1999 as vice-president of sales for Newcap Newfoundland. He went on to become general manager of Newcap Radio Halifax and VP of Operations for Atlantic Canada from 2008 to 2013. Ryan later took up a director’s position with Brunswick News, based out of Saint John, NB. Known for living life to the fullest, the Newfoundland native suffered a heart attack Sept. 15, while hiking with his daughter in Colorado.

Twyla Roscovich

Twyla Roscovich, 38, Sept. 15 in Campbell River, BC. A BC-based, socially-conscious, independent documentary filmmaker and underwater cinematographer, Roscovich lived and worked on a 52-ft. expedition sailboat, making marine ecology films on the Pacific Northwest. After working as a director and cinematographer for the BBC Natural History Unit, A&E and Discovery Channel, she moved into writing, shooting, editing and narrating her own productions, including 2013 feature-length doc Salmon Confidential and, an educational online video series on issues affecting the BC coast.

David Skinner

David Skinner, 64, Sept. 13, after living with cancer for 24 years. Born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton, Skinner grew up in North Sydney and attended Sheridan College in Oakville, ON where he received a diploma in Media Arts. He became a cameraman for CBC PEI and remained with the public broadcaster for over 35 years, much of that time spent working on The National and with CBC New Brunswick.


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