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Link: Geralyn Wraith was makeup artist – and friend and confessor – to Canadian stars

From Victoria Ahearn of the Toronto Star:

Link: Geralyn Wraith was makeup artist – and friend and confessor – to Canadian stars
To many in the Canadian film and TV industry, makeup artist Geralyn Wraith was like a beloved member of the family, a close friend and a psychologist.

The Saskatoon native, who died Friday, helped craft the look of major characters on shows including The Kids in the Hall and Kim’s Convenience, and forged strong bonds with on-air talent through a compassionate demeanour that made them open up to her in the makeup chair. Continue reading.

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Link: Canadian country singer and TV personality Ronnie Prophet dead at 80

From the Canadian Press:

Link: Canadian country singer and TV personality Ronnie Prophet dead at 80
Canadian country star Ronnie Prophet, who rose to fame in the 1970s through a string of singles and variety TV shows, has died.

The singer’s widow Glory-Anne Prophet says in a Facebook post that “there are no words to express the heartache” of losing her “best friend and the love of (her) life.”

A family spokesman broke the news with a Facebook post earlier in the day saying Prophet died Friday morning at age 80. Continue reading. 

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Link: William Whitehead, 86, was a great CBC documentary writer who lived a life of devotion

From Judy Stoffman of The Globe and Mail:

Link: William Whitehead, 86, was a great CBC documentary writer who lived a life of devotion
Viewers might not have caught his name in the closing credits, but William Whitehead – versatile, brainy, witty, loyal, hugely productive – helped create many of the CBC’s most acclaimed documentary programs in a career spanning five decades. Continue reading.

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Link: ‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died

From Nahnda Garlow of Two Row Times:

Link: ‘North of 60’ actress Tina Louise Bomberry has died
Tina Louise Bomberry, Mohawk Bear Clan of Six Nations, passed this weekend. No details are currently available on the circumstances surrounding her death.

Bomberry played the beloved character Rosie Deela in the series for it’s entire six season run and in it’s three made for TV movies. North of 60 aired on CBC from 1992-1997. Continue reading.

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Link: Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor known for ‘Da Vinci’s Inquest’, dies at age 80

From the Canadian Press:

Link: Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor known for ‘Da Vinci’s Inquest’, dies at age 80
Actor Donnelly Rhodes, best-known in Canada for his roles in “Sidestreet” and “Da Vinci’s Inquest,” died Monday of cancer. He was 80.

A news release from the talent agency Northern Exposure says Rhodes died at the Baillie House Hospice in Maple Ridge, B.C. Continue reading.

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