Sunday 19 May 2013

Terri Saunders, ex-Ottawa Sun reporter, dies

Updated July 6, 2013
An email to TSF from Rachele Labrecque, photojournalist: 

"My best friend Terri Saunders, a reporter at the Ottawa Sun, died last Sunday. She worked at the paper from 2007-2010. This was the highlight of her career.

"She left her job that she loved to move home to Newfoundland following her younger sister's death in 2010.

"She was an NNA nominee and won a couple ONAs while on staff at the Standard-Freeholder newspaper. She was there from 2000-2007.

"She worked at the weekly the Gander Beacon from 2011-present. The paper is based in Gander, Newfoundland.

"Could something about her be published on the blog?"

Thank you for your email, Rachele.

The Gander Beacon obit can be read here

Saturday 11 May 2013

Thank you, Peter Worthington (+ Memories)

We knew Peter Worthington was in hospital in Mexico when he turned 86 recently because the legendary Toronto Sun co-founder returned home and wrote about the experience in a Feb. 23 column.

That has been Peter's way over the decades - experience life's dangers as a war correspondent, a witness to  Jack Ruby's shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, a mountain climber and heart operation recipient and write about it for faithful Tely and Sun readers.

This week, we learned Peter's condition has worsened and we wondered where do you begin in thanking a Canadian newspaper icon who has been a presence at the Toronto Sun since Day One in 1971?

The vision of Peter, Doug and Don, co-founders of the Sun, changed the print media landscape in Canada and created thousands of job opportunities along the way. They did it with flare and with fairness to all who joined in for the exhilarating ride.

It was the job of a lifetime for many of the men and women in the Toronto Sun Family, so perhaps the best way to thank Peter for his tireless contributions to journalism and to Sun Media is invite comments on TSF.

We remain in awe of Peter's eventful life. A truly remarkable life, generously shared with newspaper readers around the world. Our thoughts are with Peter and his family.

Thank you, Peter Worthington.