Marshall a broadcast pioneer

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, Last Updated: 10:36 AM ET

Norm Marshall, a legend in the news and sports broadcasting business, has died just 13 days before his 90th birthday.

Marshall anchored the CHCH-TV newscast for years, and was a play-by-play announcer for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and the old Hamilton Red Wings of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.

He died Wednesday morning at his home in Burlington.

"Normy was always a very positive guy and he had a great deal of faith in people," CHCH anchor Dan McLean told the Hamilton Spectator.

"The guy is a legend, a pioneer. He did so many things in broadcasting that so many of us never get a chance to do."

Marshall taught in the media studies program at Mohawk College in the 1970s and '80s and later became the first public relations spokesperson for Copps Coliseum.

Visitation is at the Smith Funeral Home, 1167 Guelph Line, Burlington, today from 5-7 p.m. and tomorrow from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m.

The funeral service is Monday at 1 p.m., at the Wellington Square United Church, 2121 Caroline St.


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