Host of CBC show Country Hoedown, Tapp was iconic Canadian performer
courtesy CBC News Posted: Dec 19, 2016
Canadian entertainer and longtime CBC broadcaster Gordie Tapp died Sunday at age 94.
He was living in Burlington, Ont., at the time of his death.
Born in 1922 in London, Ont., Tapp was once described as the “world’s finest storyteller.” His career took him from Guelph to Hamilton to Toronto and then to Nashville, Tenn.
He worked with the CBC for 13 years, hosting the show Country Hoedown.
Tapp lived in LaSalle retirement home in Burlington Ont., with his wife Helen, and was still performing up to weeks before he died.
His death was confirmed long time family friend Carol Thomas and by Smith Funeral Home in Burlington. No arrangements have been announced.
Gordie is survived by his wife Helen, and his three children, Jeoff, Kate and Joan.
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