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Global News mourns death of network radio anchor John Copsey

John Copsey is pictured here in the Global News Radio newsroom in Burnaby, B.C. Global News

The Global News family is mourning the loss of one of its own this week.

Global News Radio network anchor John Copsey died suddenly this weekend, just short of his 54th birthday.

Listeners in Vancouver, where he was based, and across the Corus Radio Network in cities including Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto will have heard John’s voice delivering the news five nights a week.

His colleagues remember him as a warm, kind soul who was dedicated to his craft and always ready to help others.

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John was passionate about music, horror films, theatre and public speaking — an absolute must for someone who spent hours every night speaking to and informing Canadians.

Anyone who worked with him could also tell you just how much he loved and was proud of his daughter.

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John was born in Edmonton in 1967 and grew up in Winnipeg, where he studied English at the University of Manitoba and journalism and technical writing at Red River College.

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After a seven-year career as an anchor, reporter, producer and sometimes-host at prairie news powerhouse 680 CJOB in Winnipeg, John moved to the West Coast in 2014.

He served as an anchor at News1130 in Vancouver before joining the Global BC news team in 2018.

He leaves behind a family in Winnipeg, a girlfriend in the Lower Mainland, and a daughter in Calgary.

The Global News team sends our deepest condolences to his family, along with our thanks for sharing John with us. He will be deeply missed.