Vancouver Newsman Roy Jacques Dies
August 24, 2009 at 4:36 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of former VANCOUVER news anchor, news director and commentator ROY JACQUES, who died FRIDAY night at 94, according to NORTHWEST BROADCASTERS.
JACQUES moved to CANADA in the 1940s after launching his career in ENGLAND with REUTERS and spending three years as a prisoner of war after being captured at DIEPPE during WORLD WAR II; he worked at CKMO-A, CKWX-A, CFUN-A/CKVN, and CJJC-A in the VANCOUVER market and worked at CHQR-A/CALGARY in the early 1980's. He was also the judge on then-CTV affiliate CHAN-TV (BCTV)/VANCOUVER's "MAGISTRATE'S COURT" in 1963-72 and voiced commercials for MCIVER'S APPLIANCE in the 2000's.