Robin Anderson, Sun Media's first advice columnist slot contest winner, has died from cancer in Edmonton. She was 39.
Sun Media says Robin, who died last Wednesday, was a "clear frontrunner" out of the hundreds who entered the Canada-wide contest in 2008.
The newspaper chain says:
"Her no-nonsense approach to the problems posed to her, coupled with a dry wit and obvious empathy toward people from all walks of life, made her a perfect fit for this demanding job - as did her years of experience as a nurse, which allowed her a unique, caring perspective."
When her one-year contract came to an end, Robin wrote Robin's Eye View, a wide-ranging lifestyle column. It continued after she was diagnosed with cancer.
She signed off last September.
Robin is survived by her husband, two step-children and other family.
Memories of Robin can be emailed to TSF.