Tom Rowe, 62, died on July 2 at Gambier Island. Rowe was principal of Vancouver-based Reunion Pictures, formed in 2004. Previous to his role as executive VP, Creative Affairs at Sextant Entertainment, he co-founded Pacific Motion Pictures with Matthew O’Connor in 1989. Rowe’s list of movie and television credits includes films Bird on a Wire (1990); The Journey of Natty Gann (1985); Who’s Harry Crumb? (1989); Floating Away (1998) and TV series A Letter to Three Wives (1985-86); Memories of Murder (1989-90); This Can’t Be Love (1993-94); In Cold Blood (1996-97), which garnered him an Emmy nomination; Masters of Horror (2005-06); Flash Gordon (2007-08); High Moon (2014-15) and Continuum (2012-15). Over the years, Rowe served as co-chair of the Canadian Feature Film Fund Advisory Group, chair of the BC Producers branch of the Canadian Film and Television Production Association and as a member of the Emily Carr University Foundation Board. Rowe is survived by his wife, CBC and CTV Vancouver broadcaster, Vicki Gabereau.
Finley (Fin) J. H. Anthony, 87, died on July 16. After a brief teaching career, Anthony began working in radio at CKMO-AM 900 Victoria in 1951. He was a news announcer, co-host of the “Kiddie’s Show,” play-by-play football broadcaster and a late-night disc jockey. He later worked in sales and as an announcer at CKNW-AM, then became an advertising director at the Vancouver News Herald and a partner in Foster, Young, Ross, Anthony and Associates. He also did sales and announcing stints at CFUN-AM Vancouver, CKLG-AM Vancouver, and CHAN-TV. He was well-known as the voice of Woodward’s Department Store from 1963 to 1987, and his Food Floor ads. With a passion for fishing, he hosted television show ‘Fishing with Fin’ on KVOS-TV Bellingham, and became president of the Save Our Salmon Society, Save the Fish Foundation, and the Pacific Salmon Society. He also wrote a book, entitled “Fins,” based on his unique fishing experiences in British Columbia.
Doug Anderson, 64, on July 24. Anderson had a radio career spanning 35 years. He was most recently program director at Country 101.1 (CKBY-FM) and 92.3 Jack FM (CJET-FM), until his retirement from Rogers Radio in 2012. Anderson was inducted into the Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.