A salute to The 62
Joan Sutton's presence on Day One set the pace for lifestyle issues in the tabloid. Her passion was the fashion business before John Downing lured her to the Telegram in January of 1971. She was green except for a few University of Toronto student stories for the Varsity, but she adapted quickly. When the Tely folded nine months later, she was delighted when invited to the Sun. The 37-year-old mother of two settled in by writing a weekly fashion column and became the first columnist in Toronto to write about relationships. The author of six books made her exit as Lifestyle editor in 1977, but continued to write for the Sun and became a Dunlop Awards judge. In March of 1982, Joan married for a second time to Oscar S. Straus in New York, where they now reside. Her memories.
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