Who was John Honderich? Dies at Aged 75, Cause of Death, Family, Wife, Wikipedia, and Net worth

Former Toronto Star publisher, John Honderich was a pioneer of newsrooms and champion of progressive values. He was a lawyer, Media executive, and Philanthropist.

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The death of John Honderich.

John Honderich died at the age of  75 on February 5, 2022. He was the former chairperson of Torstar corp along with that he was a major attraction to Toronto stars. He was a former editor and publisher and businessman.

He passed away at his home in Toronto on Saturday.  He died of a heart attack at his home according to his son Robin  Honderich.

Chief Justin Trudeau made a moving statement and paid honor to John’s soul, who had passed away. “John was a titan of Canadian journalism who sincerely believed in making a better Canada,” he wrote. He is offering his sincere sympathies to his family, friends, and former Toronto Star colleagues as we mourn his passing.”

People and friends all over the world are mourning his death as he was one of the kindest souls according to the people who knew him.

John Honderich Age, Family, Early Life

John Honderich was Born on July 6, 1946, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  He was born to  Beland Honderich who was a Canadian newspaper executive who was the Chairman and Publisher of the Toronto Star and Chairman and President of the Torstar Corporation.

john honderich family

We know nothing about his mother as his father was married three times.  However, he is not only the child of his father. He had a brother named David Honderich and Sister named Mary Honderich.

He was a married man as he was married to married to the writer Katherine Govier, and he has two children with her. They are Robin and Emily Honderich. He has been honored with an order of Canada which is the second-highest honor for merit in the system of orders, decorations, and medals of Canada.

Similarly,  he is also rewarded with the order of Ontario which is the most prestigious official honor in the Canadian province of Ontario and is given for conspicuous achievements in any field

John Honderich Career Highlights

In 1973, he began his media career as an office boy and night reporter for the Ottawa Citizen.

He started as a reporter for the Toronto Star in 1976 and rose through the ranks to become bureau head in Ottawa and Washington, D.C. Later, he worked as a deputy city editor, a business editor, and an editor for the editorial page. He started as a reporter for the Star in 1976 and rose through the ranks to become the bureau chief for the Ottawa and Washington bureaus. In May 1984, he was promoted to business editor after serving as deputy editor.

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From 1994 to 2004, he was the publisher of the Toronto Star. In 2004, Honderich was named a Member of the Order of Canada, and in 2006, he was named a Member of the Order of Ontario.

He served on the boards of directors for The Nature Conservancy, The Michener Foundation, The Martin Goodman Fellowship, The Mowat Centre, and The Michener Foundation

Which school and college did John Honderich go to? What was his major?

John Hocherich went to the University of Toronto, the University of Neuchâtel in Switzerland, and the London School of Economics to further his education. Honderich also has political science and law degrees.

Honderich obtained a bachelor of arts in political science and economics in 1968 and a bachelor of laws in 1971 from the University of Toronto. In 2014, he was entered into the Canadian News Hall of Fame after receiving honorary degrees from Victoria University, Ryerson University, and the University of King’s College.

John Honderich Net worth, How much does he earn?

At the time of his death, John Honderich was reported to have a net worth of $10 million, which he acquired primarily from his business and media activities.

In what relationship does John Honderich currently reside?

John Honderich was married to the writer Katherine Govier, and he has two children. However, they split a few years ago after his death.

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Does  John Honderich have a social media presence?

We were unable to locate any of his social media accounts at the time of writing. We’ll update this area as soon as we learn more about him.

Physical Appearance of John Honderich‘s Height, Weight

HeightIn Feet: 6 feet 2inches  
Meter:  1.88 m
Centimeter:  188 cm  
WeightN / A
HairSalt and pepper
Eye ColourBrown
Body TypeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about  John Honderich’s should be knows 

Zodiac Signcancer
Net Worth$10 million
Single/ In a relationshipDivorced
Current SpouseKatherine Govier