Marilyn Dunlop 1928 - 2017


Marilyn Dunlop 1928 - 2017

Friends and colleagues are mourning the loss of an award-winning former Toronto Star journalist who helped pioneer the medical science beat.

Marilyn Dunlop, 88, died late Friday night at St. Mary’s General Hospital in Kitchener, Ont. Her family was by her side.

Dunlop, who studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario, began what would become a 28-year-long career at the Star in 1964, carving out a niche for herself in the medical reporting beat.

“She literally developed the whole beat of reporting on what was happening in hospitals, what was happening in medicine, what was happening with some of the big doctors in town,” said Torstar board chair John Honderich, who worked with Dunlop in the ‘80s when he was Beats editor.