SAVOIE, Elie Alfred Joseph
April 27, 1935 – June 28, 2019
As first reported by Northwest Broadcasters, former CBC Vancouver executive Elie Savoie died June 28 at Eagle Ridge Hospital in Port Moody at age 84.
In the 1960’s he held a number of positions with CFCR-TV Kamloops (now CFJC-TV), then worked briefly as a Production Assistant for CHAN-TV (now Global BC), before joining CBC Vancouver in 1964.
In 1977, Savoie accepted the position of PD with CBC Regina, returning to CBC-TV Vancouver as PD in 1983, working with independent producers to develop regional programming.
As detailed in a Vancouver Sun/Province obituary, Elie will be loved and missed by his wife of 57 years, Darleen; son Roger (Tina); daughter Michelle (Marc); granddaughter Katie; and sister Cecile; nieces, nephews, extended family and dear friends. He is predeceased by parents Donat and Marie; and brother Leo.
Elie was born on April 27, 1935 in Fort Francis, Ontario and then spent many years of his childhood in St. Boniface, Manitoba before settling in Vancouver. Elie enjoyed an accomplished 40+ year career in the performing arts which included acting, directing and producing in both theatre and television, most notably as Director and Producer of “The Beachcombers”. He retired in 1987 after 36 years with CBC television.
In lieu of flowers and services and to honor Elie, the family asks that all who wish to participate make a donation to the Canadian Alzheimer Association or a performing arts charity of your choice.