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R.I.P. June Callwood 1924-2007

Canada as a whole, and the journalistic community in particular, is in mourning, as one of this country’s great journalists passes.

Here are just a few of June Callwood’s illustrious accomplishments :

Ms. Callwood began her career as a journalist in 1942, at the Globe & Mail

Writer for Maclean’s and Chatelaine magazines

Host of CBC-TV’s In Touch and contributor to VisionTV’s National Treasures

Author of several books

Ghostwriter for Dr. Marian Hilliard, Barbara Walters, Otto Preminger and Bob White

Founding member of over 50 organisations, including Casey House, the Digger House youth hostel, Nellie’s hostel for women, PEN Canada, the Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation and Feminists Against Censorship.

Receipient of 15 honorary doctorates, the Order of Canada, Officer (1985), the Order of Ontario (1988), the Canadian News Hall of Fame (1984) and the Toronto Arts Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (1990), was named B’nai Brith Woman of the Year(1994) and was the recipient of the Harmony Award for her work in eliminating barriers to diversity

Accomplished pilot

June Callwood, social activist, journalist, broadcaster and writer and all-around-cool-chick, died early Saturday at the age of 82, following a lengthy battle with cancer.

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