Robert J. Sawyer

Hugo and Nebula Award-Winning Science Fiction Writer

Tributes to Michael Lennick

by Rob - December 19th, 2014.
Filed under: Milestones.

Here are some of the tributes that came in to my great friend Michael Lennick, who passed away November 7, 2014. (The picture is of Michael and his wife Shirley Gulliford.)

Michael will be missed by all who knew him. I enjoyed the wonderful times we shared working on The All-Night Show. I am very saddened by his loss.

Claire Lemieux-Lamarche
Thornhill, Ontario

Michael was a terrific guy: talented, tenacious, warm, supportive, and kind. We worked together on everything from Discovery Channel documentaries to CBC Radio drama, and his genius and good humour shone through every moment. Canada has lost a national treasure. R.I.P., my friend. — with the love.

Robert J. Sawyer
Mississauga, Ontario

He reached out and touched the sky, and in doing so, he touched us all.

Chris Darling
Los Angeles, California

God Bless you Michael I will never forget you and the things you taught me about life.

Sarah Mitchell Manson
Toronto, Ontario

So long, my good friend.
Ad Astra per aspera.

Michel Plaxton
Mississauga, Ontario

I never met Michael, but I am a big fan of the All Night Show, and corresponded with Michael via Facebook and email. I was one of the grateful recipients of his DVD documentary on the All Night Show. A few months back, I wrote a summary of the All Night Show viewer experience on the FB page, and Michael wrote a warm response, which I really appreciated. To his family and friends, please know that Michael’s talent had an impact on many people and please know that he will always be remembered. I am not in Toronto, and cannot attend the Memorial Service but I will visit a Royal Bank to contribute to a Memorial Bench, as mentioned on the ANS FB page.

Steve Howes
Paris, Ontario

An extraordinary Space documentary maker, loved and respected by current and former NASA pioneers. His Foolish Earthling Productions preserved humanity’s history in space for future generations. Had he not done it in his own unique style that history would likely not have been recorded. Michael’s brilliant creative talents and gentle presence are sorely missed. Very large hugs and condolences to his family, friends and colleagues…

Errol Bruce-Knapp
Peterborough, Ontario

Michael had a major influence in several areas of my career goals. I will remember his easy-going manner while sharing important information. I enjoyed his youthful attitude. And his drive as a film maker. It was a pleasure working under him on the All Night Show and at Light and Motion. He passed away far too young. You will be missed Michael.

John-Paul Edwards
Scarborough, Ontario

The All Night Show and its staff were a defining influence in my early broadcast life. Working on it was sheer joy. Thank you Michael.

Andrew Rock
Hamilton, Ontario

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