Journalist Jack MacAndrew passes away

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Jack MacAndrew

Well-known P.E.I. journalist Jack MacAndrew has died.

Born in Campbellton, N.B., in 1933, MacAndrew moved to Prince Edward Island at age 8, and considered the Island his “heart’s true home.”

Most recently known for his weekly column in the Eastern Graphic, MacAndrew had a long career in broadcast journalism in particular, covering events such as the two Springhill Mine disasters. 

His extensive and wide-reaching career also included theatre. He produced several shows for the Charlottetown Festival in the 1960s, including Anne of Green Gables and Johnny Belinda, and later worked as the CBC’s national head of variety programming. 

In 1980, he established his company, Jack MacAndrew Productions, based in Toronto with work in Los Angeles. In 1985, Jack, his wife Barbara and his sons Shaun and Randy, moved back to their beloved Prince Edward Island.

Jack is survived by his wife and sons, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

Organizations: Springhill Mine, CBC

Geographic location: Prince Edward Island, Campbellton, Charlottetown Green Gables Toronto Los Angeles

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