Sign Offs

Darce Fardy

Darce Fardy, 89, on March 12. Following a failed attempt to join the Order of the Irish Christian Brothers, Fardy landed a job at CBC St. John’s, NL, working his way through the newsroom. He soon became CBC’s first national reporter in Newfoundland, going on to cover the United Nations in New York, and do a stint in the Edmonton newsroom, before serving as Director of Television in St. John’s and Halifax. Fardy rose to the position of Head of Current Affairs for the network, overseeing programs including The Journal, The Fifth Estate, and Marketplace, as well as documentary productions. He retired from the public broadcaster in 1991. Following an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in 2013, Fardy documented living with dementia through a semi-regular column in the Halifax Chronicle Herald. 

Bob Oke

Bob Oke, 92, on March 9. Oke had a 55-year career with CKCW and CFQM Moncton, NB, retiring from MBS Radio as Chief Engineer of the stations. In retirement, he continued to consult, helping get community station CFTA-FM Amherst, NS on the air in 2011. Oke was also an avid ham radio operator as VE1YM.




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