Brian Douglas Henderson, 73, of Oakville, Ontario, passed away on the 11th of January, 2019, from cancer.
He was born to parents Bruce and Marg on July 13, 1945, in Toronto, Canada.
Henny (as his friends called him), or “The Great Hendini” (as he called himself) was a celebrated broadcaster for over 25 years with CHUM Radio. He was married to Gayle, his love, in 1995, and is survived by her, as well as his children, Gillian, Erin, and Kyle “The Wonderkid.” He is reunited with Susan Henderson, whom we lost in 1993.
Brian held countless jobs throughout his life including department store salesman, camp counsellor, mushroom farmer, beer delivery truck driver, and others, but his true ambition was always radio. At an early age, Brian would practice introducing songs on AM radio, and he eventually achieved his lifelong goal of being an on-air personality. And what a personality he was. He did it all, from disc jockey, to sportscaster, to his own morning show and daily commentaries. His words created joy for people on a daily basis, and he loved what he did. A legend in the industry, celebrated by his peers, and adored by everyone who met him, Brian will be sorely missed.
Please come to share stories and celebrate his life on Sunday, January 20th at the York Cemetery. Visitation will start at 1pm, followed by a ceremony at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, the family thanks you for making a donation to one of the following charities important to Brian: Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital, Credit Valley Hospital, St. Michael's Hospital, North York General Hospital, or the Hospital for Sick Children.