Canadian editorial cartoonist Norm Muffitt (AKA Bush) has passed away at the age of 69 due to cancer.
Terri Kemball, who served as editor of the Sherwood Park-Strathcona County News for 12 years, met Muffitt in 1992 and described him as having a delightful and gentle sense of humour.
“I think that was one of his strongest strengths as a cartoonist, he didn’t have a hard edge to him,” Kemball said. “Not that he wasn’t afraid to go out on a limb sometimes and certainly did that, but he never did anything with any kind of malice, everything was a gentle poke.”
The Cartoonists has a good profile of his career. It was posted in July.