John Clark, 67, on Mar. 27, of cancer. Clark left his studies at Thompson Rivers University early to get into radio, beginning his career in 1970 at CHNL Kamloops. In 1974 he moved over to CKXL-AM Calgary, one of the city’s most popular Top 40 stations of the day, as a production manager and announcer. In 1982, he moved over to helm middays on CJAY 92. He also hosted weekday, syndicated music program “Stereotypes” which ran for seven years. Clark left CJAY in 1993 after more than a decade with the station and went on to a number of roles outside of radio including sales at Long & McQuade in Calgary were he could put some of his experience as a touring musician to use. In recent years, he’d been working as a freelance voiceover talent and in local film and television productions as an extra, including Heartland.
Lloyd Ingraham, 102, on Mar. 24. One of the country’s cable pioneers, Ingraham was working as an electrical contractor when he started the Squamish Cable TV system in 1957. The family sold the business to Shaw in 2000. Over the years, Ingraham was a member of the Cable TV Pioneers’ Club, the Board of the Western Society of Cable Television Engineers and the Canadian Cable TV Association, among other organizations. Community-minded, he was one of the founding members of the Squamish Valley Golf & Country Club, and donated generously to many causes including the Squamish Hospital Foundation, Squamish Community Foundation, and Squamish Hospice Society.
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