Guy O’Sullivan, 49, on Apr. 9. The president and founder of Proper Television, O’Sullivan was executive producer of many hit original Canadian series for CTV and Discovery. O’Sullivan began his career as a print journalist in his native Britain, following his passion for television to BBC as a producer and director. He immigrated to Canada in the late 1990s, founding his production company Proper TV in 2004, which was responsible for many of Bell Media’s original Canadian hit programs over the last several years. His credits included current series Masterchef Canada, Canada’s Worst Driver, Last Stop Garage, Tougher Than It Looks? and Vegas Rat Rods. O’Sullivan had just started work on bringing The Great British Bake Off to Canada, developing a new one-hour series, The Great Canadian Baking Show, for the CBC.
Richard Robinson, 62, on Apr. 6 of cancer. Richard was an integral member of the Easy 101 (CKOT-FM) and Country 107.3 (CJDL-FM) Tillsonburg, ON news team. Originally from Manitoulin Island, he joined the stations in 2011 with more than a decade of broadcast experience in radio in Brantford and Sudbury. Highly regarded by his peers, Robinson was also dedicated to numerous community organizations, including the radio station’s involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kids Sake.