R.I.P. Those Who Left Us In 2015 Dec 23, 2015 by FYI Staff Comments R.I.P.: A partial list of Canadian notables who left us in 2015... Lawrence (Larry) Harvey- 88. A successful '50s country singer signed to James Brown's label, King Records. Christopher Hyndman -49. Co-host of CBC-TV afternoon lifestyles show Steven and Chris. Ron Hynes - 64. Newfoundland singer/songwriter termed Man of A Thousand Songs. A founding member of the Wonderful Grand Band and revered by his peers. André Lallier-52. A fixture at Montreal Radio. Former PD for CHOM. Doug Lennox- 77. Veteran character actor, radio host and CBC producer and co-host. Merv Meadows - Broadcaster in Calgary (CHFM-FM) and Vancouver (CKWX). David Somerville- 84. Co-founder and original lead singer of Canadian doo-wop group The Diamonds. Bruce Adamson - Staggered Crossing guitarist from 1997-2001. Archie Alleyne - 82. Highly acclaimed veteran jazz drummer for such legends as Billie Holiday and Stan Getz. Officer of Order of Canada. Lou Blair- 69. Artist manager (Loverboy) and nightclub owner in Calgary and Vancouver. Michael Burgess- 70. Canadian opera singer best known for his work in Les Misérables. Gordon Burnett- 95. Noted broadcaster (CHOW AM, CKFH) and a driving force behind the CCMA. Judith Fitzgerald -63. Poet, author and music journalist. Wrote biographies of Sarah McLachlan and Marshall McLuhan Luc Phaneuf-63. Artist manager (André Gagnon, Luc Plamondon) and music producer. Shane Redway -26. A Toronto rapper admired by Drake and Kardinal Offishall. Glen Robitaille- 97. Was Canada’s oldest surviving radio broadcaster. Gordon Rose -90. Veteran Vancouver broadcaster (CKMO, CFUN and more). Dennis Skene-74. CBC broadcaster, journalist and author. Joe Summers -75. Record label exec (A&M, PolyGram) termed 'one of Canada's great record men.' Michael Trenholm- 59. Radio news director and publisher of East Coast Kitchen Party. Jon Vickers- 88. Internationally-renowned and Grammy-winning operatic tenor. A Companion of Order of Canada. Hal Willis- 82. Canadian country music legend and part of hit songwriting team Hal & Ginger Willis.