RIP Mr. Dressup - Ernie Coombs dies after stroke

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  1. Jeff Ulmer

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    Canadians lost a great man today, as Ernie Coombs, better known as Mr. Dressup, dies after suffering a stroke. Generations of children grew up watching him on TV and some 4000 episodes.
    This is yet another sad day. The full story is here .
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  2. Shayne Lebrun

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    I'm crying. This is a sad day indeed.
     
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    I heard yesterday that he was ill. I had no idea he had passed away today.
    I remember watching Mr. Dressup as a kid. It was one of my favourite shows to watch as a child.
    Ernie Coombs touched many childrens lives. A truly great man who devoted his life to making a positive impact on the lives of many youngsters.
    May he rest in peace and enjoy eternity playing with the great Tickle Trunk in the sky.
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  4. Matt Broeska

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    sad news indeed. it's like losing a father.
     
  5. Mark Dubbelboer

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    he will be missed
     
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    This is indeed sad news. I still remember watching his show growing up in the late 1960's. He's been providing great children's entertainment for many, many years.
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    Oh man, that sucks. I, like so many of you, grew up watching Mr. Dressup in the mid-70's. Being in SE Michigan allows us to watch Channel 9 (CBC). Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant were staples of my very early days!
    Was it Mr. Dressup that had Casey and Finigan? (just read the article, it was Mr. Dressup)
    I don't know how many other Americans will understand us morning a guy named "Mr. Dressup." They may think he was a drag queen! No offense intended, but today that name just wouldn't fly.
    [Edited last by Dennis Reno on September 18, 2001 at 07:42 PM]
     
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    Sigh. I really didn't need to see this today. [​IMG]
    I hope Bob Homme, The Friendly Giant, was waiting to welcome Ernie.
     
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    Goodbye Mr. Dressup. You will be missed.
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    A great Canadian.
    A great entertainer.
    A great television show.
    Rest in Peace Mr. Dressup.
     

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