Des Saumer


Desmond Saumer (Des)
August 27, 1930 – February 17, 2021

Dad passed away at Westview Palliative Care home in Stony Plain after a short illness. He is survived by his son Don (Carol) and daughter Corei as well as 2 grandsons, Nick (Ariel) and Darren and one great grandson Aiden. No service due to current restrictions. In lieu of flowers a donation can be made to the Canadian Diabetes Society. Rest in peace Dad.

Published in the Edmonton Journal on February 20, 2021

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Des Saumer was a Cameraman for the CBC in Edmonton and Vancouver (beginning in 1961) before becoming Supervising Technician for French Television News at CBC Vancouver. Although he retired in 1986, he returned to work on contract for Expo ’86.

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