Sandy Day
June 29, 1920 – February 25, 2016

Sandy (Alexander Gough) Day, P.Eng. Born in Toronto, a middle child with 8 siblings, Sandy graduated from the University of Toronto with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1943. He designed and built early television sets, and quickly progressed to the start-up and running of television stations, including CKCO-TV Kitchener and CJOH-TV Ottawa. Later, he worked for the Canadian Association of Broadcasters establishing international protocols at the UN in Geneva, Switzerland. Sandy retired to Victoria in 1988 with his late-wife, Doreen, where he curled and lawn bowled; living first on beautiful Harling Point, and much later, at Douglas House (Amica). Sandy was a devoted, loving father/husband to: Doreen, Donna, Lawrence, Tanis and Julia Day, and grandfather to: Handro, Jemima, Marlow, Raffles, Felix, Julian, Kellen and Elias. Grateful thanks to the warm and friendly Douglas House care team. A Celebration of Life was held at the Hotel Grand Pacific Ballroom on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Donations may be made to Canadian Chess Olympic Fund Condolences may be offered to the family at


Hockey Remote – April 2, 1955
Photo courtesy Wayne Henrich