Russ Germain dies at 62

“Germain died in Toronto Monday night after a lengthy battle with cancer, diagnosed after his retirement in 2002.”


  1. Allan
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 10:06 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    (You make us silent with those words, Jeffrey. And better people for having heard them. Thank you)

  2. Jeffrey Dvorkin
    Posted February 4, 2009 at 11:29 am | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    It was my deep privilege to work with Russ. I was nominally Russ’ manager at Radio News. In truth, he managed me by pointing out what was best about the service and how we could make it even better. Much has and will be said about how Russ was the keeper of the flame. My memory of him was as our guide, mentor and colleague to all of us who worked to bring the listeners the clearest understanding of our lives as citizens. Was that too much to ask? So long Russ.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 4:12 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

    And former keeper of CBC language standards.

    He was good, very good.

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