Canadian journalist Norman Webster has died aged 80

By | November 24, 2021

Norman Eric Webster Death – Cause of Death – Norman Eric Webster passed away on the 19th of November 2021. He was a Canadian journalist and an editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and The Gazette. Webster was one of the three western journalists in the Chinese capital Beijing during the Cultural Revolution in 1969. He died at the age of 80 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease in Magog, Quebec.

He was born on the 4th of June 1941 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island. According to Wikipedia, Webster attenede the Bishop’s College School and received his B.A. from Bishop’s University. Webster attended St John’s College, Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar. Reports mentioned that he participated in the 1962 Oxford-Cambridge Tour of Poland and Czechoslovakia and was awarded a Full Blue for ice hockey in 1963 and 1964.

He created a career for himself as a foreign correspondent, editor and columnis and was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1995. Montreal Gazette editor Lucinda Chodan said in tribute; “Norman will be remembered for his extraordinary journalism, groundbreaking reporting and sophisticated commentary that made him one of the best journalists in Canada during the 20th century.”

CPF NATIONAL said in a tweet; “We were deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Norman Webster, a renowned journalist, he had deep ties to CPF as his wife Pat was our first National President. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife and to his family.”