Died At 90: Bob Cole Survived By His Four Daughters With His Wife

By BhuraPublished on: April 26, 2024 Updated on: April 28, 2024
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Bob Cole, the iconic voice of Canadian hockey, passed away at the age of 90 in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. Renowned for his catchphrase “Oh baby!” and his vibrant play-by-play commentary, Cole’s voice brought to life some of hockey’s most memorable moments, from the historic 1972 Summit Series to the intense 2002 Olympic final in Salt Lake City, and numerous Stanley Cup Finals.

Cole began his illustrious career in broadcasting in 1969, with his first game coverage on radio between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens. He transitioned to television in 1973 and continued to excite hockey fans with his unique style until his final game in 2019. Over his fifty years behind the mic, he received numerous accolades, including the Foster Hewitt Memorial Award from the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1996, celebrating his outstanding contributions to hockey broadcasting.

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Behind his public persona, Bob was also a family man, survived by his four children: Christian, Hilary, Megan, and Robbie. His family, especially his daughter Megan, remembers him as a vibrant and healthy individual who lived a full and passionate life up to his last days. Colleagues like Greg Millen recall Cole’s voice as “almost like a symphony,” with an exceptional ability to match the game’s pace with his narrative, making every match an epic tale.

Bob With Her Daughter Megan
Bob (Extreme Right) With Her Daughter Megan (Extreme Left) During A Live Hockey Match

As the hockey community mourns the loss of a broadcasting legend, Toronto Maple Leafs coach Sheldon Keefe expressed his condolences, recognizing Cole as “an icon in our sport and the voice of hockey, not just in Toronto, but in our country.”

Cole’s legacy will continue to inspire future broadcasters and hockey enthusiasts, leaving an indelible mark on the sport he loved so dearly.

Bob With His Daughter
Bob & Megan

His life and career exemplify a dedication to hockey and broadcasting that will be remembered for generations, his voice synonymous with some of the greatest moments in the sport’s history. As we remember Bob, we also celebrate the family and the profound personal and professional legacy he leaves behind.

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