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RIP Don Chevrier

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Cansportschick, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Cansportschick

    Cansportschick Active Member



    Don Chevrier passes away at age of 69 due to blood disorder. Was television voice of the Toronto Blue Jays for 20 years.

    He was inducted into Canadian Media Hall of Fame in 2004.

    He was part of Grey Cup festivities last month and I enjoyed watching his interview clips about his memories of the CBC's broadcasting of the CFL.

    Was hoping to be part of NBC's Olympic coverage in Beijing next year.

    A major loss for the Canadian sports broadcasting world.

    RIP Don Chevrier.
  2. He had a great voice and, as evidenced the past two Winter Olympics on NBC, knew his curling. Can't say that about most people.

  3. JR

    JR Active Member

    Original voice of the Blue Jays and a lot of CFL games back in t he 70's.

  4. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Chevrier and Dave Van Horne in Montreal were the voices of Canadian baseball through my youth.

    I saw Chevrier on one of the Jays games this year when he sat in for an inning. Brought back loads of memories and really showed how far the Jays have fallen, as far as a TV voice goes, since Dan Shulman left for greener pastures.

    I may be thinking of someone else, but I believe he did the radio broadcast of the Miracle On Ice game too.
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Watched him for years on networks on both sides of the border... RIP...
  6. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Don was also a long-time radio host of the Kentucky Derby, IIRC. 

    I don't know a lot about him, but I have always enjoyed hearing him on radio for the Derby.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Does that mean the Jays have lost both their original voices in the last two years?
  8. D-3 Fan

    D-3 Fan Active Member

    Tom Cheek and Don Chevrier.  It's sounds correct. 
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Correct. Chevrier was great paired with Tony Kubek through the Jays' early years. With Fergie Olver parked in the stands yakking with pitching coach Al Widmar.
  10. sabrefan

    sabrefan Member

    During my younger years, cable service didn't extend down my road so my family depended upon a rooftop antenna. On clear days/nights, we could get CBC on channel 6 and I'd watch with squinting eyes snowy broadcasts of Blue Jays games and Don was on the call.
    An unmistakable voice who never made himself the show.

  11. Colton

    Colton Active Member

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