Don Harron : Canadian Entertainer, writer dead at 90

Don Harron : Canadian Entertainer, writer dead at 90

Don Harron, who entertained people for eight decades, has died at the age of 90. According to AP, Harron died Saturday morning at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment for cancer.

Don Harron entertained generations of Canadians with his comic alter ego Charlie Farquharson and helped bring the Canadian classic novel “Anne of Green Gables” from the page to the stage.

His eldest daughter Martha said her father died Saturday morning surrounded by family at his Toronto home after choosing not to seek treatment for cancer.

The wit and humour that landed him roles on C-B-C radio programs and television programs shows such as the American variety show “Hee Haw” continued to define her father to the very end.

Perhaps Harron’s most celebrated work was accomplished behind the scenes when he helped create the musical version of “Anne of Green Gables” _ the Lucy Maud Montgomery classic about a red-haired orphan living on Prince Edward Island.

Don Harron joined forces with Norman and Elaine Campbell and Mavor Moore to turn the beloved novel into a CBC television production in 1955.