From the Canadian Press:
Link: Award-winning Corner Gas star Janet Wright dies at 71
Award-winning stage and screen actress Janet Wright, best known for her portrayal of the long-suffering matriarch on â€œCorner Gas,â€ has died at age 71.
Wright played Emma Leroy on the hit Canadian sitcom, which ended its six-season run in 2009, and returned with a big-screen adaptation in 2014.
Wrightâ€™s character Emma was the wife of Oscar Leroy, played by Eric Peterson, and mother to Brent, portrayed by series creator and star Brent Butt. Continue reading.