Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ken's sendoff

When Ken Robertson, a Toronto Sun Day Oner and former city editor, died in December, not a word could be found in tribute in the flagship tabloid.

So it's not surprising some former colleagues and friends first learned of next Saturday's Celebration of Life for Ken from a Toronto Star notice in Saturday's paper.

It reads:

Ken Robertson, passed away December 22, 2010 in his 88th year

A celebration of Ken's life will be held at his home (Windcharm), 6029 Line 6 North (off Vasey Rd.), Victoria HarbourSaturday May 7th, 2011 from 2 until 5 p.m.

Thanks to Bill Sandford, TSF received the Star's notice content. We couldn't find a copy of the Saturday Star out this way yesterday. The $5 Royal Wedding special edition paper was sold out, as were most copies of the Globe and Mail and Post, with their front page wedding coverage.

Lots of Saturday Suns, with its front page Jack Layton story, could be found late in the day.

That speaks to the mindset of newspaper readers yesterday.

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