Sudbury, Ont. pays tribute to one of his own.
The city lowered the flags in Tom Davies Square in front of the City Hall after the death of Alex Trebek. Trebek was born in Sudbury and spent his early years in the city.
The city has also released a virtual condolences book for fans who want to pay their respects to longtime veterans Danger! Host and former CBC broadcaster. There were also suggestions from locals with suggestions to remember Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer on November 8th.
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“On behalf of the entire City of Greater Sudbury, I would like to express our condolences to the Trebek family,” said Brian Bigger, Mayor of Greater Sudbury, in a statement to ET Canada:
“Alex Trebek enjoyed international fame while maintaining the Nordic charm and spirit that followed him everywhere. Millions of people welcomed him to their homes every night for decades, but when you met him, you really felt like an old family friend.
“Alex was a great ambassador for Greater Sudbury and was really responsible for putting our city on the map for the world to know. He was loved, respected, and he will be missed. However, its legacy and memory will long be part of the proud history of Greater Sudbury. The City of Greater Sudbury has created a virtual condolences book for citizens to leave their messages for the Trebek family and our flags have been lowered in memory of Mr Trebek. We hope all Alex fans from Greater Sudbury and beyond share their memories with us. “
“Greater Sudbury mourns him. As a council and as a community, we look for something that truly preserves his legacy and promotes all of the great things that we remember Alex for. First we want to respect family time to mourn and then we want to consult with them too. I’ve seen so many great ideas on how to preserve your legacy. I look forward to discussing this with the ward and council. “
Trebek left Sudbury to attend the University of Ottawa. He spent his formative years in the country’s capital and received the key to the city of Ottawa in 2016. In 2017 he also received the country’s highest award, the Order of Canada.
Trebek last visited his hometown in 2015.