Wednesday 19 October 2011

27 Ken Robertson

A salute to The 62

Ken Robertson made his name at the Toronto Telegram as a police reporter and photographer and did he have stories to tell. He continued working the cop desk as a Day Oner at the Sun. In 1973, he was named city editor when Day One city editor Ray Biggart was moved to Queen's Park. But the WW2 vet's new role came to an abrupt end a year later when replaced by Les Pyette, an import from Windsor who would make positive waves for decades. Ken wasn't that disappointed by the demotion. He briefly worked in sports for George Gross before literally going sailing as a charter boat owner on the Trent. The life of Riley. Then he got into real estate, freelance editing, government work and other ventures before finding a new audience in 2007 as the  author of Windcharm - a dream denied. Readers contacted him from near and far to comment on the book. The master story teller was working on a sequel when he died from cancer in December 2010. He was 87. Death silenced VE3 ERS, but not his life's stories.   

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