GEORGES EDWARD LA FLECHE
Jan 27, 1936 – July 9, 2021
‘A BIG PERSONALITY HAS LEFT THE STAGE’. Georges recently passed away at the age of 85 and is survived by his wife Noelle, his children: Leslie, Lyse (Juri), Michel, Lachlan (Jill), Kate (Mike), his Grandchildren: Ashley, Mackenzie, (Erika), Taegen and Evan and Great Granddaughter, Hayden. Georges came from a very musical family. He played piano, cello, and guitar. He wrote many of the songs he performed over the years. Georges started his career in the 1950’s at the CBC in Winnipeg in Radio and his TV debut in Montreal. Over the years he had various Radio and TV Shows in Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. His most notable TV show was the ‘BA Musical Showcase’ in Montreal with guest appearances such as Petula Clark, Frankie Laine and The Danny Vaughan Orchestra. He was especially known for his Bilingual abilities in French & English. He performed for Queen Elizabeth during Manitoba’s Centennial Gala Celebration. In Vancouver he starred in the “Music Album” and “In the Round”. He also appeared with his sister, Gisele MacKenzie (and his Son Michel) on Tommy Common’s series “It’s a Musical World”. He then began his non-performing chapter at the CBC in Vancouver as a Sports Writer and TV Sports Anchor. He eventually retired as ‘Director of Television’ for Western Canada. He loved life, food, his dogs and telling jokes but most of all, his Family. Special thanks to the staff at George Derby Centre who assisted in his care, appreciated his sense of humour and enjoyed his singing. A celebration of his life will be at a later date.
Published in the Vancouver Sun on July 24, 2021
Georges worked in Edmonton at CBX/CBXA radio, with his own late evening program listed in the November 1, 1958, Edmonton Journal.