It has been announced that longtime Canadian comedian Dave Broadfoot has passed away. Mr. Broadfoot was 90 years young.
Mr. Broadfoot was born on December 5th, 1925 in Vancouver, British Coloumbia. He would join the merchant navy in 1943 during World War II, serving until 1947. He would go on to start appearing in community theatre, concentrating on comedy.
Mr. Broadfoot was famous for being a member of the hit radio and television series Royal Canadian Air Farce. He joined the group in 1973, and continued as a regular member until 1993, returning occasionally afterwards. Two of his famous sketches were that of David J. Broadfoot, the Honourable Member for Kicking Horse Pass, and as Sergeant Renfrew of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
He would also appear in series such as the Big Revue and Wayne & Shuster.
Mr. Braodfoot would win a Juno Award and two Gemini Awards. He would also be appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He was also made an honorary Sergeant-Major by the RCMP and received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award in 2003.
Here is a clip of Mr. Broadfoot as Sergeant Renfrew on Royal Canadian Air Farce: