February 7, 2023
Avid canoeist, tennis player, amateur comedian and artist, John Warren Donahue, passed away peacefully on February 7th, age 85. He worked for over 30 years at CKCO (now CTV) as a reporter and cameraman.
Dear husband of Shirley, loving father of Ryan and his wife Jennifer of Guelph, fond grandfather of ZoÃ« and Logan. He is predeceased by his parents and six siblings.
At his request, cremation has taken place.
A celebration of life reception will be held in the Spring in Guelph (Shirley will call or email with details), and his ashes will be spread at one of his favourite lakes near that time.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke foundation or a Charity of Your Choice would be appreciated.
John worked at CKCO-TV from about 1967 (Vernon’s Directory) until his retirement in 1994.
CKCO-TV News – News Retirements – August 31, 1994
Retirement Story with Gary McLaren, John Donahue, and Steve Hooper
Reporter – Rick Gamble
Anchors – Mike Yaworski and Janine Grespan