Aug 06, 2020
By Andy Johnson
He was widely known for his Canadian Press sign off…”Peter Ray – Montreal.”
Peter Rakobowchuk (real name), has died after a battle with liver cancer.
He was born in Verdun, Quebec, began his career as a disc jockey and joined the Canadian Press affiliate Broadcast News in in 1979.
Rakobowchuk covered a wide array of assignments; the Queen signing over the Canadian Constitution, Oka, Quebec referendums, political leadership races and elections.
In his final Facebook post a week ago he urged people to get tested for COVID-19 after his came back negative.
Peter “Ray” Rakobowchuck was 71.