Posted by Rick Inglis | 04-Jan-2021
I was at the Vancouver TV Production Centre when Erv worked there in Master Control, and I recall thinking “What a perfect person for that role”. The reason was that nothing phased Erv and that kind of calmness was needed in that part of the operation.
Master Control was the “eye of the needle” and everything went through it - with feeds to different places around the building, and various on-air networks. That meant that, if there was an unexpected glitch, the potential for collateral problems was great.
Therefore you needed a calm, clear-headed thinker around when things were going awry. Erv was one of those guys and he ‘saved the day’ many times.
Sincerest condolences to Erv’s wife, Doris, and to all the members of his family.