Jim Lavigne Saint John NB Country 94 died at 67, CHSJ-FM broadcast legend passed away

Jim Lavigne Death – Jim Lavigne, a stellar human being and CHSJ-FM absolute broadcast legend has passed away. Jim Lavigne of Saint John, New Brunswick was announced dead on Monday, the 12th of June 2023. He died at the age of 67. Jim was a loving husband who was best known for his infectious sense of humour and for making everyone laugh. He works at “The Good Old Days of Radio”. Jim leaves behind Gayle Johnson and beautiful kids. Thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family during this difficult time. No cause of death was reported for Jim Lavigne.

Jim Lavigne was a stellar human being and an absolute broadcast legend. My first full shifts on the air were overnights handing off to his morning show on the then-98-Lite-FM. Rest in Peace, Jacques Coulac… you touched a lot of lives and were one of the defining people in the cultural landscape of this city! You will be missed, my friend.

Jim Lavigne: Bio

Jim Lavigne was born at Saint John General Hospital on May 3rd, 1956. He was happily married (A fisherman’s Daughter, the beautiful Gayle Johnson, on July 28, 1979) Two sons, Jared and Nicholas. He loves sitting on his deck and watching the world go by and also sitting in his rec room, waiting for warm weather, so he can sit on his deck and watch the world go by.

He quietly worked the evening shift on C98, which was not the right stage for his comedic talent. So his comedy snuck into Donnie’s show on AM as Jacques Coulac from High Rubber Boot. He finally found his real voice, a warm feeling with unexpected humour. He kept a sense of humour for 40 years of radio.


CHSJ-FM is a Canadian radio station broadcasting at 94.1 FM in Saint John, New Brunswick. The station plays a country format under the Country 94 branding. CHSJ is owned by Acadia Broadcasting, which also owns a sister station CHWV-FM. Saint John is a city on the Bay of Fundy, in New Brunswick, Canada.

Jim Lavigne obituary and funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date by the family.

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