Channel 10 Newsman Steve Rogers aka Doug Barron passed away

 Channel 10 Newsman Steve Rogers passed away

The radio industry laments the death of revered personality Steve Rogers, who passed away suddenly. Doug ‘Steve Rogers’ Barron, a newsreader for Channel 10, has died. Doug began his radio career in Halifax and Toronto.

He was a very gifted man and arguably the most constantly imaginative and vivacious person. Keep scrolling to learn more information about his career and Doug Barron cause of death.

Channel 10 Newsman Steve Rogers passed away

According to his family, Doug Barron, who entertained listeners from Toronto to Halifax over the course of a 45-year broadcasting career, passed suddenly at the age of 71.

Many people regrettably miss his outstanding voice-over work. In addition, he was a producer and musician who was incredibly down to earth. 

Trailer Park Boys confirmed Doug Barron’s passing,

The Trailer Park Boys family is sad to announce that our beloved Channel 10 newsman Doug ‘Steve Rogers’ Barron has passed away.

From his family: “We encourage those who wish to honor Doug to do something creative without a plan or pretense, just for the pure fun of it. Donations in his memory can be made to music or arts organizations in your community or to Hospice Halifax.”

Doug Barron cause of death

It was confirmed at the age of 71, Doug Barron, also known as Steve Rogers from “Nine Lives,” passed away on August 9, 2023. At the time of writing, no cause of death has been made public.

Additionally, neither web reports nor his family members disclosed any illness history of Doug Barron. At the time of writing, the public was not aware of the specifics of his death’s cause.

But the tragic news has been confirmed by his family. At this point, it is unknown precisely what led to his death apart from the confirmation of his death, and the exact cause of the death of Doug Barron was not released as well.

We don’t know a lot right now about his passing, but we’ll let you know when more information becomes available. As soon as new details regarding Doug Barron cause of death are available, we’ll update this post.

The family’s privacy must also be protected, despite our best efforts to gather important data and quickly offer the most recent updates.

Who was Doug Barron?

Doug was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, during a period of athletics and mischief that he recalled with affection. He attended Waterloo Lutheran University for a brief period of time to study business and economics before deciding to buy a motorbike and travel to ‘get his mind together’.

Anyone who, decades later, saw him riding around on his scooter “Purple Hazel” while sporting a leopard print helmet may speak to the fact that his sense of adventure and love of wheels remained unaffected. Doug relocated to Halifax in the 1970s, where he eventually met his wife Jenn.

Together, they would go on trips, encourage one another in their artistic efforts, and gleefully host friends and family for a variety of joyous occasions, particularly the summer and winter solstices, after which they were frequently seen dancing in the rubble. Doug cherished his roles as a father and, later, as “GrandDoug.”

He had no qualms about loading the car and going on small and large adventures, especially if swimming was involved. Being in the ocean, whether he was surfing the waves, boogie boarding with his girlfriends, or simply bobbing around like a seal, brought Doug the greatest happiness. His season to shine was always the summer. 

Radio Career

Doug began his radio career in Toronto and Halifax. He was great at finding and playing new music, joking around with guests, and planning the lineup. On CBC’s Weekend Mornings, Doug appeared as ‘Deputy Doug’ for the last time.

He also had cameos in movies and television, but most people knew him as Steve Rogers from ‘Trailer Park Boys’. Although Doug was exceptionally brilliant in several areas, proficiency was rarely the main goal. He drew with vigor from his endless reservoir of imagination.

Doug would undertake something wholeheartedly if he thought it would be enjoyable, significant, or intriguing. He created short films, painted, composed songs, and, most frequently, got his pals together for a variety of musical projects. He cherished his neighborhood and enjoyed listening to the music over the years.

Doug Barron’s obituary

Read the Obituary statement released by his family,

On August 9, Doug Barron died at the age of 71. His spirit was indomitable to the end, but his body could not keep up. We are deeply saddened by the loss of our Dougie, but we are at peace imagining that he has gone back to the surf, sand, and sun that he loved so much. He loved his community and was glad to share in the music over the years.

Douglas Edwin Barron

Doug is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jennifer Allen-Barron, Halifax; mother, Audrey, Waterloo, Ont.; brother, Don (Mary), Penetanguishene, Ont.; “sister from another mister”, Jane Allen (Rochelle Owen), Halifax; children, Amanda (Rafael Suriel), Burlington, Ont.; Sophie (Joe Kozlowski), Toronto, Ont.; Eloise, Halifax; grandchildren, Cillian and Tristán. He was predeceased by his father, Tom Barron; parents-in-law, Ruth and Cameron Allen.

We encourage those who wish to honor Doug to do something creative without a plan or pretense, just for the pure fun of it. Donations in his memory can be made to music or arts organizations in your community or to Hospice Halifax.

“Time, it’s just slipping away, on a faraway day, and your heart’s on display, as the sun goes down.” – Doug Barron and Dream Taxi.

We grieve Doug Barron passing and extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family, friends, and everyone else whose life he impacted. Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this trying time of loss and reflection. Please feel free to leave a condolence in the comment area below as well.


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