A classy man, and a wonderful voice. I'll never forget him on HNIC. Rest in peace, Don.
Just saw it on TSN, that really caught me by surprise. I use to love watching games he did, no biase and he had a great voice. He called a lot of the games I watched as a kid in Western Canada, a lot of the Winnipeg Jets with Scott Oake as I recall.
He covered the 1986 finals with style, and his track and field work was superb,especially the 1983 World Championships in Helsinki.He was the CBC's most verstaile announcer and played it straight down the middle,even when he came to be the voice of the West covering the CFL.
Rip Don,You and your broadcasting voice will greatly missed.The most versatile guy to ever work on CBC Sports,and called several of the greatest games ever,both in CFL and NHL-Game 7 in 1994 Van/Cgy series.Classic.
I'll always remember Don's calls from the many sports he covered, but especially the final few Winnipeg Jets games ever played.
Originally Posted by Lucius
It's been bugging me, when did he last work HNIC? I cannot shake the feeling I saw him very recently, but I must be wrong given it was cancer that took him.
Yes, he did one of the first HNIC games this year. I believe that was his last game he called. He did it while battling cancer and sounded just as great as always. They had a clip of that on the news tonight.