2020 hit us in the hearts again this past weekend with the loss of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek, whose battle with pancreatic cancer ended on November 8. The Sudbury-born Trebek graduated from the University of Ottawa, where an alumni building now bears his name (and has become a monument of sorts). He hosted Jeopardy! for an incredible 36 years, taping his final shows in the weeks prior to his passing.
On November 10, the Parliament Hill carillonneur played the familiar Jeopardy! theme on the Peace Tower bells in his honour. Check it out below: crank the volume and, if you like, hum along like we all do when someone’s taking too long to do something.
Thanks for always having the answers, Alex. You’ll be missed.