Popular journalist Harry Flemming dies

Staff ~ The Truro Daily News
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TRURO - The passing of journalism icon and noted columnist Harry Flemming has left a childhood friend reminiscing their time together.
Flemming, 74, who was born in Boston and raised in Truro, died Saturday morning in Halifax after battling cancer and pneumonia.
Former Truro mayor Doug Carter was a longtime friend to Flemming. The two were school mates from kindergarten through to senior high.
"We started kindergarten at Willow Street," recalled Carter of the early years and "we never got into trouble," Carter said, chuckling.
"He was an all-around good fella. He was quite eccentric, a pretty clever guy and you didn't want to be in an argument with him unless you were sure you were going to win."
Flemming graduated from Dalhousie University's law school, but never practiced. Instead, he launched a career in journalism. His numerous accomplishments include a decade-long political panel on CBC Television with Parker Donham,
he became the Liberal candidate for Cumberland-Colchester North in the 1968 federal election at the age of 34, and he hosted radio commentaries and wrote political columns for a number of newspapers, to name only a few successes.
And his knowledge and love of sports was bar none.
"He could stagger you quoting statistics, especially baseball," said Carter. "He will be missed in sports and media."
Memorial arrangements are incomplete.

mchiasson@trurodaily.com, with the Chronicle Herald file

Organizations: Dalhousie University

Geographic location: TRURO, Boston, Halifax Willow Street

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