Friday, 18 September 2009

30 - Robert Shannon

Robert "Bob" Shannon, who got his start as a photojournalist at the Orillia Packet and Times and later worked at the Toronto Telegram, died Tuesday at Solders' Memorial Hospital in Orillia.

Bob, who was 73, spent a decade as a news photographer before moving on to public relations work for the Borough of North York, the Government of Canada's Ministry of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, and Energy Mines and Resources.

He retired in 1995.

Bob and his wife, Betty, were planning for their 50th wedding anniversary on Oct. 17.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Sheba Shrine Centre, 142 John St.,in Barrie.

Former Telegram and Packet and Times employees who remember Bob can e-mail memories of him to TSF.

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