Arthur Dawson Cuthbert passed away peacefully on July 11, 2021 due to Parkinson’s disease. Art was born June 3, 1936 to Jean Cuthbert (nee Kidd) and Arthur Cuthbert of Peterborough, Ontario.
A broadcast journalist, Art worked at CHEX, CHUM, CBC, CKEY and CJRT. His passion for literature, theatre and classical music led to a career as a performing arts reviewer, working in radio and print media. His brilliant and inquisitive mind, keen appreciation of the arts and fondness for conversation shone through his work as an interviewer and writer. Art balanced his intellectual pursuits with a lifelong love of nature and the outdoors. He enjoyed hiking, cycling and travel, and was happiest when out in the country. His long-term partner Adriane Markow shared his love of nature, art, music and cuisine. Family gatherings at Art and Adriane’s home were filled with great music, delicious food, laughter and engaging conversation.
Art is survived by Adriane, three of his four children and five grandchildren, all of whom he loved dearly. He was predeceased by his daughter Pamela Ann. He was a beloved dad and granddad, and he will be dearly missed by all whose days and years were enriched by his insight, friendship, humour and kindness. Art did not want a funeral service. Family and friends will gather in September to inter his ashes. Donations may be made to Parkinson Canada or Matthews House Hospice in Alliston.