Monday, 7 January 2008

Doug C -4

Doug Creighton, co-founder of the Toronto Sun and founding publisher, died on this date four years ago.

Rarely a day goes by without thoughts of Doug and his selfless contribution to tabloid journalism in Toronto.

The "Death of a Giant" headline on the front page of the Sun on Jan. 8, 2004, was accurate. He was a giant with a giant heart.

Doug was survived by Marilyn, his wife of 50 years, his three sons and thousands of forever loyal and grateful members of the Sun Family.

So we remember Jan. 7, 2004, the day Parkinson's took his life, and Nov. 5, 1992 - the day the Sun's board of directors broke his heart by unceremoniously ousting him from the paper he loved.

Parkinson's was the official cause of death, but the mental wounds inflicted by the boardroom back stabbers surely contributed.

Thanks again, Doug, for the unique, once-in-a-lifetime media experience.

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