With a heavy heart, we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and dear friend, Gino Belmonte, after his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
A graduate of the University of Toronto, Gino was a veteran of the Canadian media industry. Gino began his career as a media planner at MacLaren Advertising, moved to Western Broadcast Sales, and eventually joined Sportsnet, where he managed research for 15 years. Gino joined us at thinktv five years ago as Director of Research, and we were fortunate to have him; he was a caring, thoughtful and dedicated member of our team. Everywhere he went, Gino delighted people with his friendly demeanour, passionate interests, and willingness to be of service.
More than anything, Gino will be remembered as a devoted family man: Family was everything to him. He spoke of Ada and his three children often, always with enormous love and pride.
We send our deepest condolences to his family at this sad and difficult time. Donations may be made to Pancreatic Cancer Canada in his memory at www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca.
We are deeply saddened by this loss; Gino will be greatly missed.