Cartoonist Roy Peterson’s precise aim was piercing
Longtime Sun artist picked up seven National Newspaper Awards in a career that established him among the greats of Canadian journalism
By Pete McMartin and John Mackie, Vancouver Sun October 2, 2013
There was that about him that, physically, was pen-like — the sharp line of his nose and profile, the quiet manner hiding a pointed intelligence, a humour that could be as black as ink. Roy Peterson drew more than editorial cartoons with his pen. He took aim.
He died Sunday. He was 77. He was on his living-room couch in his West Vancouver home.
“I went into the kitchen to fill up a glass of water he needed for his medications,” son Laurie said, “and when I came back a few seconds later he was gone.”
He leaves behind five children, nine grandchildren and a body of work that for the honours it received was unmatched in the history of Canadian journalism.
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