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UPDATED: Remembering Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart

A Man Who Believed That Nothing Was Impossible

UPDATED: Remembering Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart The Honourable Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart passed away on Mon. Jan 4, 2021 in the United States. He was 79. The founder of Sandals and Beaches Resorts was a towering figure in both the Caribbean and the global travel industry, and over the course of his 52-year career his innovative, new... more ›
Posted in Hotels, News, Obituary, Resorts, Voices of Travel

Remembering Bruce Slade

Remembering Bruce Slade It is with sadness and shock that Press Today reports the passing of Bruce Slade, the well-loved business development manager for Huntington Travel. Slade was diagnosed with cancer a month ago and passed away on Dec. 27, 2020 at the age of 62. Well known throughout the industry, it was... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators, Voices of Travel

Remembering Charlotte Bell

'Words Cannot Express Our Collective Grief'

Remembering Charlotte Bell In a letter to all members of the Tourism Industry Association of Canada (TIAC), the association’s Board Chair, Dave McKenna informed members of the passing of TIAC’s president and CEO, Charlotte Bell. McKenna writes: “As Chair of TIAC, I am saddened to inform you that our President... more ›
Posted in Destinations, News, Obituary, Tourism Organizations, Women in travel

Remembering Edith Baxter

Canadian Travel Press’ Editor-In-Chief And Baxter Media's Co-Founder Was Truly An Industry Icon

Remembering Edith Baxter Baxter Media management and staff is deeply saddened to report the passing of its one and only, Editor-In-Chief, Edith Baxter. Edith passed peacefully at her home in Toronto, surrounded by her family on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. For over 50 years, Mrs. B – as she was known throughout the... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Women in travel

Remembering Jim Proctor

Feb 3, 1948-July 11, 2020

Remembering Jim Proctor Take a moment today and remember Jim Proctor … Jim Proctor took his last flight on Saturday July 11, surrounded by his wife and twin daughters. He was 72 years at the time of his death. Jim was known to many of us in the Travel Industry over many years. He started his career at... more ›
Posted in Appointments, News, Obituary

Remembering Maurice Heroux

Remembering Maurice Heroux Maurice Paul Heroux passed away peacefully in Toronto, ON recently after a long battle with cancer. Heroux is survived by his loving wife, Irina Nagel, his son Philip and daughter Christine. His happy personality and a good sense of humor will be missed by his family, relatives, and... more ›
Posted in Airlines, News, Obituary, Voices of Travel

Remembering Karin Heuser

Remembering Karin Heuser As a widely respected, highly dedicated and determined individual, Karin Heuser was always a valued member of the travel industry. It is with a heavy heart that we share the news of her passing on July 11, 2019, following a long battle with cancer. Heuser spent an incredible 36 years working... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators, Travel Agents

Industry Veteran Frank Orlando Fondly Remembered

Industry Veteran Frank Orlando Fondly Remembered Entrepreneur, business strategist and leisure travel marketing expert Frank Orlando, founder of BranchUp and former president of Travelwatch, has passed away. Orlando, who lived in Collingwood, Ont., with his wife Michelle Pinard, also well known in the travel industry, died July 5 at the... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary

Remembering Doug Hamer

Aug. 4, 1938 to Feb. 23, 2018

Remembering Doug Hamer Take a minute today to remember Douglas A.E. Hamer, all of us here at Baxter Media will certainly be doing just that. Typically of Doug, he wrote his own obituary and this is what he had to say: “Doug passed away peacefully in White Rock, BC after a 5 year battle with cancer. Doug is... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary

Remembering Victor Palermo

Remembering Victor Palermo Take a moment today to remember Victor Palmero, who passed away on Jan. 4, 2018 at the age of 76. Palermo was a lawyer and successful businessman and he was well known in the Canadian travel industry as the co-founder of Carousel Holidays. He had a passion for travel and loved his winters in... more ›
Posted in News, Obituary, Tour Operators, Travel Agents