BADHAM, John - On Thursday December 8th, 2016, in his 80th year, the great pipes of broadcasting legend John Badham went peacefully silent. John was surrounded by his loving wife Dorothy and family at the Peterborough Regional Hospital Palliative Care (PRHC) unit. John Badham's 60 year career began in Saskatchewan and spanned throughout Canada. He was often remembered for his energetic play by play of CFL football and was seen and heard these past 18 years hosting broadcasts on CHEX TV and Kruz Radio, the howl of the wolf on 101.5 Wolf FM. Through his news show "Strictly Personal", he became known for his colourful and sometimes controversial news reports and interviews. Moving to Peterborough, Ontario in 1988, this became a city he grew to love and call home. John is survived by his beloved wife of 59 years, Dorothy. Loving father to Cheryl, Perry and his wife Kathy, Paul and Shawna and her husband Dan. Cherished grandpa of Lindsay, Shannon, Holly, Ryan, Kyle, Tyler, Brianna, Brenden, Adam, Eric and Evan and great-grandpa of Wylder. Loving brother to sisters Bev and Margaret and late brother Mike Badham and his wife Marge. In-laws Mel Isaac and his wife Vivian, Carol and Bill King and Dale Isaac. John will be sadly missed by his many nephews and nieces and his many friends throughout the world. The family would like to thank Dr. Beamish and the caring staff at PRHC. In keeping with John's wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of John's life will be held at the HIGHLAND PARK FUNERAL CENTRE , 2510 Bensfort Road, Peterborough on Friday, December 16 th , 2016 from 1:30 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. Eulogies at 2:30 P.M. In Memory of John, donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre - Palliative Care Unit, any Journalism Scholarship in John's name or a charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.highlandparkfuneralcentre.com13125057
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Posted by Bhupendra Kuntawala (Friend) On Wednesday, January 11, 2017
To the Badham family my heartfelt condolences on loss of your dear one. May John's soul rest in peace.
Posted by Bob Durant (co worker) On Wednesday, December 14, 2016
My condolences to Dot and family. I worked with John at CFTR in the 70's and enjoyed his company.he was always a pleasant man with the greatest pipes in the biz. when I arrived at the station in 1972 management gave me John's car as he was getting a new one. it wasn't the best car I ever saw but it was free and I appreciated it. he will be missed by all of us in broadcasting. rest well my friend.
Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Brian Squirrell (Radio Friend) On Wednesday, December 14, 2016
We would like to express our heartfelt sadness with the passing of John.He was a truly gifted announcer, and a great voice of reason.He will be missed.
Saddened To Learn of Your Loss
Posted by Robert (Bob) LaFreniere (O.P.P. Retired) On Sunday, December 11, 2016
In respect of a fine man, I wish to extend condolences to the entire Badham family during this time if bereavement. During my O.P.P. Media Relations tenure I had occasion to interact with John during interviews. Always a pleasant experience. I am saddened to learn of his passing. He served his calling with distinction
Death of a great broadcaster
Posted by Dave Morgan (big fan) On Saturday, December 10, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Badham family on the death of a great sports broadcaster.
John was an outstanding "Voice of Sports in Saskatchewan" & play by play announcer of the Sask Roughriders and Regina Pats for CKCK.
While recovering in hospital from surgery, John's broadcasts of all 4 1969 Memorial Cup games between the Pats and the Montreal Jr. Canadiens were absolutely thrilling.
John credited my late Uncle,Don Lorimer, a Weyburn Bank Manager,who encouraged him to follow his dream!