Skip to main content

Former Quebec Heritage News Editor Charlie Bury Dies

Printer-friendly versionPrinter-friendly version

--February 2, 2014.

larger_bury.jpgCharles Bury, the former editor of the Sherbrooke Record, has passed away, according to his former newspaper.

Bury worked at the Townships Sun before joining the Record, a local paper he ran for more than 15 years before stepping aside.

He had been suffering from stage-four liver cancer.

Ever the controversial figure, in January he was allowed to use vaporized medical marijuana in his hospital room while waiting to be transferred to a palliative care facility in Sherbrooke, according to various media reports.

An article in the French-language Sherbrooke Tribune said Bury was allowed to continue smoking the marijuana once he was settled in at the Maison Aube Lumiere.

Bury’s knowledge of the issues affecting the Townships made him an oft-cited source in the media.

He also worked as a director of the Canadian Association of Journalists for 30 years and was chairman of that organization for about 20 years.

Bury was the founding editor of [QAHN's] Quebec Heritage News, a quarterly magazine devoted to exploring the history of Quebec’s English-speaking communities.

He was a staunch defender of the rights of Anglophones, participating in protests against the Parti Quebecois and Bill 101 in the late 1970s.