According to Gord Lansdell at his Northwest Broadcasters site, longtime Vancouver broadcaster Gordon Rose died July 17 at age 90 at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster following a broken hip and subsequent surgery.
He worked at a number of local stations during his career, including host of DX Prowl on CKMO Vancouver in 1945, announcer at CHWK Chilliwack from 1945-53, news at CKNW New Westminster from 1953-55 and news at CFUN Vancouver from 1955-57.
Rose also helped launch and was Assistant Manager at CJJC Langley from 1963-65 and served in both sales and news at CHWK Chilliwack from 1965 until his retirement in 1980. A celebration of life will be announced shortly.
Thanks to ‘Vancouver Broadcasters’ for the pictures.
To those who knew him they were richer for it -t