TVA weather forecaster Nadège St-Philippe died of cancer Saturday surrounded by her family.
“There are too few words to express the sadness we feel, Nade will leave a great void. We are losing a colleague dear to us, but we are also losing a friend of TVA’s extended family,” read a press release from TVA Nouvelles.
The entire TVA Nouvelles family extends its deepest condolences to her husband, friends and family.
“A true ray of sunshine, it marked our daily lives and our newsrooms for more than fifteen years,” says TVA Editor-in-Chief Xavier Brassard-Bedard.
A weather anchor at Group DVA since 2006, he was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2011.
“I know because my body, I’m sorry, was really bleeding. I didn’t want to know. So I didn’t change anything in my daily activities,” he mentioned on the program “Deux filles le matin” in March 2021.
In the fall of 2021, his doctor contacted him and told him that the polyp he had removed was cancerous. “I was relieved and told myself that everything was behind me. Unfortunately, a few weeks after the procedure, my doctor told me that what he removed was cancer; all the analyzes confirmed it. So, despite the beautiful mandates entrusted to me, for my health, I had nothing but to take a break from my career. I had no choice,” he told “La Semaine” magazine.