Skip to main content

Montreal historian, speaker Graeme Decarie has died

Montreal historian and speaker Graeme Decarie has died at age 89. Montreal historian and speaker Graeme Decarie has died at age 89.

Montreal historian and radio commentator Graeme Decarie has died.

Decarie was a popular history professor and chair of the history department at Concordia University.

A prolific speaker, he also served as a long-time commentator and editorialist on CJAD 800 radio and CBC Montreal radio. He also worked as a consultant and narrator for the National Film Board, and wrote for Reader's Digest, The Montreal Gazette and other publications.

Decarie served as chair for English-speaking lobby group Alliance Quebec, and was active in the NDP, the 78th Fraser Highlanders Regiment, and The Bimetallic Question, the Sherlock Holmes Society of Montreal.

He fathered five children and was grandfather to four.

Decarie died in his sleep on Nov. 27 in Kingston, Ont.

He was 89 years old. Top Stories


BUDGET 2024 Feds cutting 5,000 public service jobs, looking to turn underused buildings into housing

Five thousand public service jobs will be cut over the next four years, while underused federal office buildings, Canada Post properties and the National Defence Medical Centre in Ottawa could be turned into new housing units, as the federal government looks to find billions of dollars in savings and boost the country's housing portfolio.

Lululemon unveils first summer kit for Canada's Olympic and Paralympic teams

Lululemon showed off its collection for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics on Tuesday at the Liberty Grand entertainment complex. Athletes sported a variety of selections during a fashion show that featured garments to be worn on the podium, during opening and closing ceremonies, media interviews and daily life on the ground in France.

Stay Connected