John Cummings – (John David Cumming) CHTK Prince Rupert 1973-75; CKOK Penticton 1975-77; CJCA-FM Edmonton 1977-79; CJVI Victoria 1979; morning host CKXR Salmon Arm 1979-81; morning host CKXM-FM Edmonton 1981-85; CHQT Edmonton 1985-86; one of first hires/first shift at sign-on July 1/86 and producer Across the Trax CJJR-FM Vancouver 1986-89; wrote and recorded over 25 shows on the Beatles CISL Richmond 1989-91; retired from radio 1991; special education assistant Richmond School Board retired 2009. Died in New Westminster February 19, 2017 at age 68.
From His Sister
John David Cumming
My brother, John Cumming, passed away suddenly on February 19th, 2017. He passed away in the early morning, at 2:30 am at Royal Columbian Hospital from an abdominal aorta aneurysm. He had an emergency operation after being brought to hospital by ambulance. They couldn’t save him. John was 68 years old. He had been retired for 8 years from being a special education assistant for the Richmond School Board.
Ever since John had been a teenager, his first love was radio. I remember him hanging out the bedroom window connected with a can and a string to his friend’s bedroom next door. They could talk, yell and announce back and forth while spinning 45’s on the record player. John was hooked from then on. He had a great voice.
John leaves no children behind, I’m his only sibling and he had 2 nieces, my daughters, Kim and Jessica.
Thank you for remembering him, he was a good man and I miss him.
Susan Cumming with no “s”
John always put an “s” on the end of Cumming, he thought it sounded better for radio.