Mary Barrie, wife of popular CBC radio host Andy Barrie, dies of cancer

TORONTO — Mary Barrie, the wife of popular CBC Radio host Andy Barrie, has died following a battle with cancer.

Barrie, the host of Metro Morning on CBC Toronto for some 12 years, had left the program last November to be with his ailing wife. She died Wednesday after recently retiring as director of the School of Continuing Studies at the University of Toronto.

Prior to that, she worked at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in Toronto as the director of education and human resources planning.

A statement today on Metro Morning said the couple were married for almost 40 years and have one daughter.

The couple lived on a farm north of Toronto and it was there she spent the last few months of her life.