Canadian actor and comedian Candy Palmater who is known for her bold feminist humor has died on 25th December at age 53. Her spouse and manager Denise Tompkins confirmed her death to news publication house CBC News on Saturday.
Denise said that Palmater died peacefully at their residence in Toronto. They are planning to arrange virtual public service in the coming days for fans and friends.
We have shared all details about who was Candy Palmater and her life. Read on!
Who was Candy Palmater, the Canadian comedian and actor who died at 53
The Social CTV remembered Palmater and paid tribute to her by tweeting, “Today our entire team is grieving the sudden passing of our good friend Candy Palmater, who always left us smiling a bit bigger, laughing a bit harder, and thinking a bit more critically about the world around us. We’re thinking of her loved ones today. She’ll be deeply missed.”
Today our entire team is grieving the sudden passing of our good friend Candy Palmater, who always left us smiling a bit bigger, laughing a bit harder, and thinking a bit more critically about the world around us. We’re thinking of her loved ones today. She’ll be deeply missed. pic.twitter.com/5IRDZwFLet
— The Social (@TheSocialCTV) December 25, 2021
About Candy Palmater:
Palmater was born in the year 1968, in Point La Nim, New Brunswick. She was the youngest of her other six siblings. She completed her schooling at Dalhousie Regional High School and used to participate actively in sports. After schooling, she pursued legal secretary’s course at Maritime Business College.
She completed her Bachelors in law from Dalhousie Law School in 1999. Palmater began her career with Patterson Palmer Hunt Murphy law firm. She then resigned from the firm as it was specialized in corporate law and joined the Nova Scotia Department of Education.
She was a regular columnist at a couple of news outlets about series for Mi’kmaq History Month. Candy Palmater was the writer and creator of her own show “The Candy Show”. She has also been the host of the “The Candy Palmater Show” on CBC Radio One in 2016. In Canada, Palmater was a regular performer at the comedy club circuit.
As an actor, she starred in many television series like Forgive Me, Sex & Violence, and Trailer Park Boys. In 2011, Palmater produced her debut movie “Building Legends: The Mi’Kmaq Canoe Project”.
Accomplishments and Awards:
In 2013, Palmater was nominated for an East Coast Music Award under the Media Person of the Year category. Her show, “The Candy Show” was nominated for Best Direction in a Variety or Comedy TV Series category by Canadian Screen Award.
For her performance in the TV series Forgive Me, she was nominated under the Best Supporting Actress category for ACTRA Award.
Palmater has received the Bonham Centre Award in the year 2017 from The Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto. She was known to contribute significantly to the advancement and education of issues around sexual identification.
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