Legendary Canadian journalist Ben Tierney dies

Ben Tierney, who was one of Canada’s most recognizable foreign correspondents, passed away on February 14 in Victoria after a battle with throat cancer.

He was 81.

The Vancouver Sun has published an excellent obituary of Tierney, whose career began as a humble copy boy at the Calgary Herald; and culminated with reporting stints in Beijing, Paris, and Washington.

He will be missed.