THUNDER BAY, ON. (THECOUNT) — Randy Scheffee, long-time Thunder Television sports director and anchor, has reportedly passed away Monday, according to reports.
Scheffee, 57, was surrounded by his children when he passed at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on Monday.
Scheffee, who started at Thunder Bay Television as a sports reporter in 1987, is survived by his daughter, Rhiannon, and son, Tye and was always one of the most popular fixtures in the Thunder Bay Television newsroom, mentoring a new generation of sports reporters and anchors every couple of years, reports tbnewswatch.
A lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Cincinnati Reds and Cincinnati Bengals, Scheffee was an icon to television viewers in Ontario’s northwest, the insider people turned to for the latest on the Lakehead Thunderwolves, Thunder Bay Border Cats and Thunder Bay Chill.
He was the consummate professional, said long-time Thunder Bay Television news director Gary Rinne.
A cause of death was not provided by the station.
Geo quick facts: Thunder Bay is a city on Lake Superior, in northwestern Ontario, Canada. The Fort William Historical Park recreates an 1816 fur trading post. A trail leads to the summit of Mount McKay. Offering panoramic views, the Terry Fox Memorial and Lookout features a statue of the athlete and cancer research activist. On Sibley Peninsula, Sleeping Giant Provincial Park has trails, plus wildlife like moose and wolves – wikipedia.