Veteran Victoria Sportscaster Chuck Mudrak Passes at 82

Chuck hadn’t been on the air in the Capital since the mid 70’s, but he is fondly remembered by the sports community and the broadcasters who worked with him.

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The sad details are laid out in his Obituary prepared by the family and published in the Times Colonist.
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MUDRAK, Charles August 26, 1934 – February 1, 2017
The family is saddened to announce the peaceful passing of Charles at the Royal Jubilee Hospital. He will be dearly missed by his children Catherine, Jonathan (Caroline) and Sherry; grandchildren Brittney, Brodie, Courtney, Kyla, Emile and Eden; brother Victor and sisters Olga and Pauline in Vancouver. Charles started working in Dawson Creek as a sports announcer and ended his radio career at C-Fax in Victoria. He retired from the postal branch of the Provincial Government. No Funeral as requested by Charles. To offer a condolences please visit www.earthsoption.com
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Published on February 8, 2017 at 7:03 pm by Ron Robinson

Comments

February 9, 2017 - 11:10 am

Tom Jeffries

Chuck was the first Sports Director I ever met, when I started at CFAX in 1968. He was a delight. He warmed up every room he walked into – he loved his Family and was great to be around.

I liked and admired him, very much.

My sincere condolences to his Family, his many friends and hundreds of co-workers over the years.


February 9, 2017 - 3:24 pm

Mel Cooper

Chuck was on the C-FAX team when I moved to Victoria. A nice man. There’s a funny, funny tape around of Chuck’s reports from a World’s Softball Championship game from a small American town. Imagine softball was so popular (“The Bates”) that we carried full coverage! The tape contains Chuck’s live reports. He got the scores wrong….and the innings wrong too. He had the Bates ahead 3-2. The next inning he had them behind 2-0. And so it went throughout the broadcast. Chuck never remembered the total confusion in his reports. We never knew the correct score or who won!

Mel Cooper
Former C-FAX Owner


February 10, 2017 - 3:29 pm

Fraser Mcalpine

Wondered where Chuck had gone to. Glad I was able to have a long talk with him a few months ago. And another old broadcaster goes to his rewards…… Peace my old friend…..


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