Sunday, 16 January 2011

30 - Michel Gratton

Michel Gratton, who was an Ottawa Sun parliamentary bureau columnist for a decade, was found dead in his Ottawa apartment on Thursday. He was 58.

The Montreal Gazette, not the Ottawa Sun, adequately captures the life and times of Gratton in an online obit. The Ottawa Sun online headline mentions Gratton worked there as a columnist, but does not say when in the story.

The lengthy Gazette obit includes quotes from former Ottawa Sun colleagues in the late 1980s and 1990s, including Bob Fife and John Paton.

The Gazette says a public funeral will be held Friday at Notre Dame de Lourdes Catholic Church in Ottawa. He is survived by three daughters, four brothers and two sisters.

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