We are the soul of a newspaper. Not just any newspaper. We are the soul of the Toronto Sun from back in the day when it was the tabloid everyone in Toronto talked about. We are the people who helped make it happen. Sadly, most of us are long gone from the Sun. Many are now deceased. But when we were all a part of the Sun, as it was, it was a vibrant, kick ass paper that captured the impossible dream.
Burt provided this photo of the Windsor Mafia, a group of
multi-talented Windsor Star newsmen. All but two were involved in the rising of the Toronto Sun.
It is an amazing, nostalgic photo when you realize the talent represented in this one photo.
Seated from left: Les Pyette, Cam Norton, Bob Burt, Vic Roschov.
Standing from left: Bruce Blackadar, Ron Base, Brian Vallee, Ray Bennett
and Mark Bonokoski. Cam, Bruce and Brian left us too soon. Ron, Mark
and Les were at last night's party.
Bob Burt writes: "Sitting
to my left is Vic Roschkov, Editorial cartoonist Windsor Star &
Toronto Star. Standing in the back row is Ray Bennett, who went from
Windsor to the Sunday Star, then to TV Guide in L.A. and now in London,
Eng. working for an entertainment publication.
"I believe the
pic was taken to accompany a 'Windsor boys doing well' piece being
written about the Mafia in the Windsor Star. If memory serves, the
Windsor writer was Al Halberstadt. He later became a city councillor
there - don't know where he is anymore."
Current and former Sun Media employees, this blog is for you. We'd like to hear your feelings about the Sun, pro or con, your experiences and if no longer with Sun Media, what you are doing today. There is no "I" in Toronto Sun Family. Just "we."