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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.


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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