There are people who pass who were never part of the Toronto Sun Family, but were in the tabloid often enough over the years to make them feel like part of the family.
Joe Bergeron of the Exotic Animal Sanctuary in Picton, who died in 2008, was one.
And Lawrencia “Bambi” Bembenek, who died on the weekend from cancer at 52, is another.
Both were frequent subjects of Peter Worthington columns.
Joe Warmington tells the long, sad tale of Bembenek's life in his latest column.
"The 52-year-old’s death was not loud and splashy. However, back between 1989 and 1993, everybody, it seemed, knew of Bambi."
Ain't that the truth.