Longtime broadcasting personality Terry Moore, who was also a Canadian best-selling author and had roles on the small and big screens, passed away Monday after a battle with cancer.
Moore died at Saanich Peninsula Hospital. He was 82.
Moore had been with CFAX 1070 in Victoria since the early-2000s in a career that spanned more than six decades.
His work behind the mic began in Edmonton in 1956 and went on to include being a radio talk show host and a television anchor in numerous Canadian markets, and in the United States.
Moore’s career also included playing several roles on television and in movies, including “My American Cousin” and “My American Boyfriend”.
Moore also authored the book “Toothpaste and Peanut Butter”, which was a Canadian best-seller.
In a CFAX obituary Monday morning, Moore’s friend and broadcaster Ted Smith said his legacy is felt by generations of broadcasters.
“The thing that impressed me over the last few days, with a lot of broadcasters from Victoria and Vancouver who were calling him and visiting him, a lot of them said that Terry was their mentor. Terry’s been in the business 62-years so I guess he mentored a lot of people,” Smith said.
Moore is survived by his wife Ramona and four adult children.