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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew James “Andy” Arnot (1942-2016)


Born at Kapuskasing, Ontario in 1942, to parents David and Mary Arnot, he was known as the voice of the World Hockey Association’s Winnipeg Jets. In September 1979, when CKND TV unveiled the nightly news program “Manitoba Tonight,” he was its sportscaster alongside Brian Swain and Marjorie Salki. Eventually he became Global TV’s News Director. He was married for 41 years to Kai Arnot, who died from colorectal cancer in 2008. In October 2012 he remarried Evelyn Arnot. He died at West Des Moines, Iowa on 19 September 2016.


Obituary [Kay Arnot], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 2008.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 September 2016.

The mighty and the colourful,” Winnipeg Free Press.

This page was prepared by Mallory Light.

Page revised: 13 January 2017

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