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Ori Siegel (CBC Master Control) Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ori Siegel, VA3ORI, son of Harvey and Malkaz’l, brother to David (Leslie) , Josh (Susan) , and Ken (Susie) , proud and adoring uncle to Daniel, Derek Zac, Julia, Carly, Ellie, Emma and Shauna.

Retired after a long career at CBC master control, Ori has enthusiastically and generously shared his time, passion and expertise with countless visitors and tourists and colleagues at the Ontario Science Centre HAM Amateur Radio Station and Toronto Rail Museum and with the talented and dedicated members, actors and musicians of the Scarborough Music Theatre.

Ori’s resume as Musical Director and in other capacities in numerous successful and acclaimed community theatre productions at SMT and elsewhere, including Gilbert and Sullivan at St. Anne’s in Toronto and Buxton U.K over the years is extensive and remarkable.

An avid traveler, Ori maintained and cherished numerous longstanding friendships, long distance, local, online, on air and IRL, and loved nothing more than the company of friends and family, fuelled by large mugs of hot coffee and laughter, telling and retelling familiar tales of travel, adventure, and misadventure with enduring passion and humour.

A scholarship in memory of Ori has been established at Conestoga College Television Broadcasting and may be made through this link,

He will be greatly missed.

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