TORONTO – Lois Lilienstein of Sharon, Lois & Bram fame has died. She was 78.
Her son David Lilienstein said she died Wednesday at home in Toronto surrounded by friends and family. She had a rare form of cancer, which was diagnosed last October.
“She knew it was happening, she was at peace with it, and she died very peacefully and not in pain,” he said. “The care that she received at home through the various providers was stupendous.”
Lilienstein, along with Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison, created the beloved series “The Elephant Show,” which ran from 1984 to 1989 on CBC. It also aired in the United States on Nickelodeon, where it was a consistent ratings draw.