The last story

promo-vinylcafeSaw him a number of years ago at the Piggery theatre in North Hatley, Quebec. Wonderful show and a delight to see how the show is done in person compared to listening to the Vinyl Café on the radio. RIP Stuart McLean 1948-2017


Al Jarreau

aljarreauSuch a wonderful voice and talent. RIP Al Jarreau 1940-2017

George Michael

image10Someone my own age going from a heart attack. He’s just 5 months older. Remember Wham very well from back in our youth and his first couple of solo albums. Too young and condolences to his family and friends. RIP George Michael 1963-2016.

Gwen Ifill

images-duckduckgo-comShocked and deeply sadden by her passing. Long time viewer of Washington week and it shall be hard watching this week’s show. She will be deeply missed by many. My deepest condolences to her family, friends, and all her co-workers.

Gwen Ifill 1955 – 2016

The regular episode and the extra both devoted to remembering the life and career of Mrs. Ifill. Obviously hard for the panellists to get through and not easy to watch with clear eyes. Downloaded both video podcasts and burned to DVD. A wonderful lady, a principled journalist, and a presence in the lives of all regular viewers of Washington Week that will be greatly missed. Tuesday November 22.

Morley Safer

morleyThe last of them is gone. I watched 60 minutes regularly for years in the 80s. Have watched it for periods since then and now you can search through what’s available on YouTube. Currently watching a good interview of Morley Safer on Q & A of c-span.

RIP and say hello to the rest of the originals, Morley Safer 1931-2016

Dear diary

prince420” The sun will raise today, there will be a place where children are laughing, the flowers will be in bloom somewhere, but today the world will still be less colourful. For this day, no girl will wear a raspberry beret, no place will see purple rain, and all the doves are crying. ” Still hard to believe he is gone, RIP Prince.

Doris Roberts

dorisSo many wonderful memories of this great actress with her on 3 TV series that I remember, Angie in the 70s, Remington Steele in the 80s, and the classic Everybody loves Raymond from the 90s. Looking at her biography you are impressed by the length and number of credits both in television and on film. One talented lady who kept busy. Nothing but remarks on what a wonderful person she was by those who knew her and her professionalism by those who worked with her during her long career.

RIP Mrs. Roberts 1925-2016

Jean Lapierre

images-duckduckgo-comI remember meeting this man when he was a Liberal MP in the 1980s. Saw the news post earlier but only just now saw elsewhere that Lapierre was on the plane and died on his way to his father’s funeral. Deepest condolences to the Lapierre family who now have to deal with another loss in this sudden and tragic manner.

Learn this morning the day after it’s not just him but his wife, a sister, and 2 brothers going to that funeral. The tragedy is complete.

“She lost almost all the family … and the husband, in a few days.… It’s horrible, just horrible,” Gilles Duceppe