Actor Walter Massey dies at 85
Published Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:28PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, August 5, 2014 7:53PM EDT
After a long, successful career on both stage and screen, actor Walter Massey died Monday at the age of 85.
Massey was known for his roles from Shakespearean productions in New York to TV series like Family Court, which aired on CFCF-TV in the 1970s.
Massey also had a role in establishing the Canadian Actors' Equity Association.
He started two theatre companies, including Piggery Theatre in North Hatley and provided on-site entertainment for Expo '67.
Massey won a Daytime Emmy and the ACTRA award of excellence.
His widow, Sharman Yarnell, said he was full of life until the end.
“Walter was the most positive person you could ever meet. He never looked at anything in a negative way. If he got something, it was for a reason and he moved forward with it. We had plans to go to PEI next week. It was our anniversary this week. He'd made plans for that. He was going to live,” she said through tears.
The family has planned a private ceremony this week and a public celebration will be held in September.
Montreal actor Walter Massey died Monday of cancer at age 85.