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First Lake 88 News Director Michael O’Brien passes away

by | Feb 23, 2021 | Local News | 0 comments

Michael O’Brien, Lake 88’s first News Director, has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Michael passed away at Elizabeth Bruyère Hospital last Wednesday.

He leaves behind his beloved wife Louise, their children Julie and Jennifer and their families including Mike’s two grandchildren.

Michael lived a varied and interesting life that took him from Québec City where he met Louise, to Windsor and ultimately, to his adopted hometown of Ottawa where he became a well-known broadcaster for many years.

In addition to a broadcaster, Michael is remembered as a media critic, entrepreneur, author, and proud employee of the House of Commons. He will be best remembered for the love he had for his family.

His friends and former colleagues will remember Mike’s quick wit, mentorship, generosity and rich story-telling.

Michael O’Brien was 71 years-old.

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