Dick Dutka

Before his retirement, Dick Dutka was a Regional Engineer at CBC Edmonton.

Ian Sward remembers him working out of the Regional Office in Edmonton in charge of the transmitter group for the whole province, as well as the studio buildings and properties.

Ron Devion first met Dick during his time at CBC Edmonton in the 1960’s and remembers him possessing a positive attitude and providing solutions to production issues.


DUTKA, Richard Robert

On Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Richard Dutka of Sherwood Park passed away at the age of 85 years.

Richard is survived by his wife Florence; three children: Cathy, David, Lori; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a niece.

A Memorial Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Ottewell United Church, 6611-93A Avenue, Edmonton, AB.

If friends so desire donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Published in The Edmonton Journal on July 2, 2016

Click to enlarge the picture:

Click to enlarge the picture above.


Dick was the one who brought me to CBC Alberta and have had many good discussions working with him. My sympathy goes out to his wife and family and may they celebrate knowing he is and was loved and admired for his kindness and generosity.
Len Whyte, Lethbridge, Alberta

I first worked for Dick in Winnipeg in 1958 after he graduated, and then in Edmonton as Chief Engineer after a stint in Montreal Engineering HQ.

Why do all the good ones have to leave us.
Eric Inch, Sherwood Park, Alberta

I just recently heard the news of Dick’s passing as I was away from Edmonton. I worked with Dick for many years.

I offer my deepest condolence and prayers
Bruce Cowen

With Wilf Porth and Dick Dutka in the Alberta Region a few years back, the CBC had a winning team.

Dick taught me so much and I was blessed to have shared great opportunities with him.
Condolences to his wonderful family.
Barry Stewart, Victoria, British Columbia


for Edmonton Broadcasters past and present