Passed away peacefully on Friday, May 8, 2020 in Kanata, Ontario, at the age of 92. He was born to the late Andrew and Mary Stefanyshyn (Holowachuk) in Yorkton, SK, on August 30, 1927. His family moved to Toronto in the early 1940s, where he completed high school and then entered the electrical engineering program at the University of Toronto. However, he soon realized his interest in radio broadcasting and got his first big opportunity in 1950 in Antigonish, NS, where he developed his unique style and ushered in musical groups like the Bunkhouse Boys. Soon after, he moved to CJAD in Montreal, hosting Club 800 and popular record hops, throughout Montreal and in particular at Belmont Parc. As his radio career developed, he also hosted a television show from Burlington, VT, and eventually started his own business, Premiere Passbooks.
He found his true love in the spring of 1954. He and Joan e were married three years later and were together for the next 61 years, until Joan e passed away in early 2018. Their memories and their love for each other will always be inspiring to their four children, ten grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
For those wishing, a donation in Michael's memory may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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