I was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Anne Garber, who is perhaps best known for her work as a former Province consumer writer.
She died of cancer on the weekend at the age of 64.
I hadn't seen Anne in many years, but I have fond memories of her when I was a young pup in the media working at CJOR Radio. She had a warmth about her that brightened up any room she entered.
Anne had the rare distinction of working for two premiers, albeit not while they were governing B.C.
In the 1980s, Anne produced a talk show on CJOR hosted by Dave Barrett. Later, she worked as press secretary for Gordon Campbell in his early years as mayor of Vancouver.
It's a testament to her pleasant personality that Anne was able to get along so well with both of them, even though Barrett and Campbell have such radically different political views.
In her younger days after moving to Vancouver from Toronto, she was also a contributor to the Georgia Straight.
Anne was married John T.D. Keyes, a former editor of TV Guide and Vancouver magazine, and is survived by two children, Becky and Kit.
I have no doubt that Anne will be missed by many in Vancouver.