PETER RAY, MONTREAL

Aug 06, 2020

By Andy Johnson

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He was widely known for his Canadian Press sign off…”Peter Ray – Montreal.”

Peter Rakobowchuk (real name), has died after a battle with liver cancer.

He was born in Verdun, Quebec, began his career as a disc jockey and joined the Canadian Press affiliate Broadcast News in in 1979.

Rakobowchuk covered a wide array of assignments; the Queen signing over the Canadian Constitution, Oka, Quebec referendums, political leadership races and elections.

In his final Facebook post a week ago he urged people to get tested for COVID-19 after his came back negative.

Peter “Ray” Rakobowchuck was 71.

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