Montreal’s radio industry mourns Merv Williams

Merv Williams, the former producer and announcer at Standard and Astral Radio in Montreal who contributed to CHOM’s morning show and CJAD’s Trivia Show until he was axed five years ago, has died.

The news was shared on social media by his former colleagues, but the official obituary notice was published Saturday in the Ottawa Citizen.

He died Sunday, July 10 at the Ottawa Heart Institute. He was only 39.

A memorial service for Williams will be held at the Yves Légaré Funeral home at 7200 Newman Blvd. in LaSalle on Saturday, July 30 at 11 am.

I never met Williams, but he appeared to be universally liked by his colleagues. I’ll let them offer tribute through their posts here:

2 thoughts on “Montreal’s radio industry mourns Merv Williams

  1. Sol Boxenbaum

    Sad to hear the passing of Merv Williams. Merv and Mark Rossi an I co-hosted a tribute to John Rossi when John passed away in 2005. Ironically, it was Merv that made a three disc copy of that broadcast for me. Merv seemed to be at the station and willing to help whenever and what ever the need. Rest in peace friend.

  2. Frank Cavallaro

    So young and such a nice guy. He loved radio. Worked with him at Mix 96. R.I.P. Swervin Mervin


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