Thanks to Gord Lansdell of NW Broadcasters for this story…
Word has been received that former Vancouver broadcaster Joanne Sutton died last night following a battle with cancer. She was a graduate of the Broadcast Program at BCIT in the 1980s and worked at CJJR-FM in the early ’90s, was the a.m. drive traffic reporter at CKKS-FM and then anchored morning news and traffic at CISL in the early 2000s. Further details when they become available.
I was lucky enough to work with Joanne, for many years at KISS=FM.
I am numb and very sad. The last time I saw Joanne we had a coffee – and I had a sinking feeling, it was her way of saying ‘goodbye’.
R.I.P – dear lady.
The pain is palpable, losing friends. I know she is in a better place and she is no longer suffering.
My condolences to her husband, Ted, and her legion of friends and fans.
I met Joanne at the JR Country Club,when I first started working there and was instantly, drawn to her and we struck up a conversation, that led to , an infinite, zest of adventure , where we laughed, cried, at times, our hearts broken and through it all, I found a loyal, loving friend, who stood by me, with no questions asked and a privilege and honor, to blessed, and embraced as a trusted friend.
Just found out a few days ago, so much more, I want to say! Joanne, you are a true hero, rolemodel.