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Ronald Hambleton (June 9, 1917 – April 10, 2015) was an English-born Canadian broadcaster and music critic.

Ronald Hambleton
Born(1917-06-09)June 9, 1917
DiedApril 10, 2015(2015-04-10) (aged 97)
OccupationBroadcaster, music critic


Hambleton was born on June 9, 1917 in Preston, Lancashire, England. He came to Vancouver at 7. He left school in his mid-teens so he could help the family during the Great Depression.[1] Hambleton spent 30 years writing classical music reviews for the Toronto Star.[1] With his wife Jean Elizabeth Hambleton, he had five children. In the last year of his life, he had 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.[1][2] During his life, he wrote 11 books.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Veteran writer Ronald Hambleton dies at 97". Toronto Star. April 16, 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.
  2. ^ HAMBLETON, Ronald. The Globe and Mail, April 18, 2015.