Our House is Your House

Jerry Landa, 1933 – 2012

It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of the 2001 Curl BC Friendship Award Winner, Jerry Landa.

With family by his side, Jerry passed late Wednesday evening in the palliative care ward of Vancouver General Hospital of complications from a long battle with both COPD and heart disease.

A native of Winnipeg where he was born on Oct. 23, 1933, Jerry ran away from home at age 17 to join the navy. After serving time in the navy he enjoyed a long career in radio in Regina, Nanaimo and several different stations in Vancouver. He maintained many of his radio friendships to the end.

In the 1990s Jerry took the often thankless job of coordinating the reporting of the scores from all BC curling championships to the province’s various media outlets. Jerry was known for being on of the last to hand printed all his news releases. In fact, Global TV’s Mike McCardell once wanted to do a segment on this unusual fact, but Jerry wouldn’t go for it. He did, however, once agree to play the part of a mythical character named Stanley Park who Vic Rauter interviewed for one of his setup pieces prior to a TSN telecast of a national curling event from Vancouver.

We will miss you Jerry.

  • RSS
  • Newsletter
  • Facebook
  • Forum
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
Skip to toolbar