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Stuart Keate, Former Canadian Press President, Dies

March 2, 1987

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) _ Stuart Keate, a former president of The Canadian Press and publisher of two of British Columbia’s largest daily newspapers, has died at 73.

Keate died Sunday after being hospitalized for two weeks, said his brother, Ed Keate.

Keate was publisher of the Victoria Times from 1950 to 1964 and the Vancouver Sun from 1964 until his retirement in 1979.

He also served as president of The Canadian Press, the national news- gathering cooperative, and as president of the Canadian Daily Newspaper Publishers Association. He was elected to the Canadian News Hall of Fame.

His career also included stints at the Vancouver Province, the Toronto Star, and Time and Life magazines.

Vancouver Sun editor Bruce Larsen said Keate was ″dedicated to his craft″ and committed to ″the responsibilities of a free press and a free country.″

Keate is survived by his wife, Letha, and two children. Funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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