Bert was an unofficial mentor to me but he didn't know it. I was a fan of his radio style before we met. He had a great sense of humor and was generous with his talents. In the early to mid nineties I worked on a sound design and recording project that needed a powerful audio work station, which I didn't yet have. I "rented" Bert's Pro Tools rig at the home studio he was building near Mission, BC the rate was tilted heavily in my favor. Later when I was developing a webcast he donated his voice for our idents. I lost contact with him in recent years and just heard that he has passed away. I am saddened to hear we will not meet again.