Death of sportsman Jean Page at 73
BLOG / Host Jean Pagé, who has had a long career in sports coverage on TV and radio, died at the age of 73 from prostate cancer. He peacefully finished his days in his home in Morin-Heights in the Laurentians, surrounded by his family.
The facilitator had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in December 1995. Since then, he has been the spokesperson for Procure, an organization that educates men about the importance of screening for and preventing this form of cancer. He also founded the Procure Walk of Courage and initiated the Courage Walk Pat Burns. At his visit to Everyone, November 17th, Ron Fournier confided that his friend was at the stage of palliative care.
Born in Chicoutimi, where he began his career at the station CJMT, Jean Pagé then completed a degree in political science at Laval University. In 1973, he joined CBC / Radio-Canada, first at the Quebec City station, before heading to Montreal.
Jean Pagé then joined the dream sports team at Radio-Canada, with René Lecavalier, Serge Arsenault, Richard Garneau, Lionel Duval and many others. At this station, where he spent 30 years, he did everything from Hockey Night , The Sports World , Saturday Heroes , Tennis, Figure Skating, Formula 1, to being a chef the Olympics, which he has covered a dozen times.
The winner of eight Artis awards was a surprise when he left the public broadcaster for TQS in 2003, where he spent eight years in the animation of 110% , then the attack at 5 . A decision he did not take lightly. “It hurts me a lot to leave. I thought about it a lot, it was a heartbreaking choice. I got up at night, wondering if it was a good decision, “he told me.
In the last years of his career, he hosted IndyCar races and figure skating at TVA Sports, and occasionally replaced at the 98.5 FM microphone in Montreal. He is survived by his wife Brigitte Bélanger and his children, Isabelle, Alexandra, Elisabeth and William.