Merlin Gutensohn Passed Away on December 1st

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Merlin Gutensohn Passed Away on December 1st

Postby jon » Sat Jan 02, 2016 2:04 pm

From the Cowichan Valley Citizen in Duncan:
Born in Edmonton, the youngest of nine, and pre-deceased by his eight older siblings and his son, Karl. Sadly missed by his loving wife of 54 years, Betty; daughters Beth (Kevin) and Angela (Keith); grandchildren Brian (Crystal), Wes (Sophie), and Leah (Tavita); great grandchildren Colton, Callia and Lachlan.

Merlin had a friendly nature and a warm smile. He made many friends during his life as a motorcycle/side car delivery man, tree topper, logger, radio announcer, DJ, MC, and hospital stores keeper. He loved taking videos and had a large collection of video tapes of the many events he attended. He had a beautiful bass voice, and sang until his illness made it no longer possible. He loved life and brought joy to many people.
Merlin requested that no funeral be held, so there will simply be a small private family gathering to celebrate his life.

Elsewhere, his nephew reports that he worked with Craig Oliver (who mentions him in his recent book) at CFPR Prince Rupert in the 1950s, before being hired by CKLG when they were still in North Vancouver. VancouverBroadcasters.com indicates that he spent the rest of his career at CHQM and (mostly) CJJC.

Jack started a thread about him several years ago: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=7996
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