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Memorable Manitobans: Edward “Ted” Benoit (1924-2002)

Television producer.

Born at Port Arthur, Ontario on 26 March 1924, he had a long career in film and television, working for CKDM Dauphin, CKX Brandon and CJOB Winnipeg. As a television producer for the CBC for 22 years, he was responsible for the production of such shows as Saddle Songs, Spotlight, Gardening with Stan, Country Calendar, 4 Corners and The Charcoal Chef. In 1979, he established his own video production facility, Spectra Productions. He served as a 4th Degree Member of the Captain Miles McDonnell Assembly of Winnipeg and served as Grand Knight in the Knights of Columbus. He died at Winnipeg on 26 March 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 30 March 2002, page 49.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 23 November 2016

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