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Igor Gouzenko dies at 63

The Story

Igor Gouzenko dies at age 63. He lived the rest of his days under an assumed identity with his family at their home near Toronto. A CBC producer who knew Gouzenko well says he was an intelligent, generous man who (aside from his media interviews) did not always wear a bag on his head. He and his wife were profoundly moved by the quality of life they enjoyed in Canada.

Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: June 29, 1982
Guest(s): Jim Dubros, Richard Gwyn
Host: Alan Maitland
Duration: 8:16

Did You know?

• Igor Gouzenko was diabetic, and went blind five years before his death.

• He was buried quickly in an unmarked grave north of Toronto. Apart from his wife and children, only the family lawyer and a journalist were present.

• Igor and Svetlana Gouzenko had eight children, who continued to live under an assumed name after Igor's death in 1982.


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