Memories of John Jamieson, former Toronto Sun numbers man and interim publisher, who died last Thursday while vacationing in Barbados.
Lorrie Goldstein, senior associate editor of the Toronto Sun:
"Very sad to learn of John's untimely death at the far too young age of 61.
"John was smart, solid and honourable - an executive you could trust. Tough - but also fair and supportive as a manager.
"While, as VP Finance, he was first and foremost a numbers guy, he genuinely cared about all aspects of the Toronto Sun, constantly asked probing questions about editorial decision-making in the newsroom and why we did certain things the way we did.
"Also knew how to disagree without being disagreeable and had an open mind to changing his own views and recommendations - even about budgets - if you could present a good argument to him to do so.
"John was acting Sun publisher for a time and I was one of many at the Sun who urged him to apply for the job full-time, which he modestly declined.
"He was one of the good ones.
"My sincere condolences to John's family. He will be missed at the Sun and by all who knew him."
Memories of John Jamieson can be e-mailed to TSF.