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Roger Charbonneau

Roger Charbonneau. Bassist, teacher, b Montreal 18 May 1908, d there 20 Oct 1964. He studied solfège with J.-J. Goulet and cello with his father, Louis Charbonneau, before taking up the double-bass with, in turn, Léon Wathieu, Warren Bentfield, and, at the CMM, Anselme Fortier of New York 1943-8.

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Johan Helders

Johan (John) Anton Joseph Helders, internationally acclaimed amateur pictorial photographer (b at Rhenen, Netherlands 3 May 1888; d at Homestead, Fla 4 Feb 1956).

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Sophia Margaretta Hensley

Sophia Margaretta Hensley, née Almon, author, lecturer (b at Bridgetown, NS 31 May 1866; d at Windsor, NS 10 Feb 1946). An early protégé of Sir Charles G.D. ROBERTS, Hensley published articles, poetry and fiction that reflected her interest in women's issues and social tolerance.

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Melissa Hayden

Melissa Hayden, stage name of Mildred Herman, ballet dancer and teacher (b at Toronto, Ont 25 Apr 1923, d at Winston-Salem, NC 9 Aug 2006). During her long performing career Melissa Hayden became internationally known as a

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Henri Gagnon

(Charles Édouard Gustave) Henri Gagnon. Organist, teacher, composer, b Quebec City 6 Mar 1887, d there 17 May 1961. He studied solfège and piano 1895-1900 with his father, Gustave, solfège and harmony 1900-3 with Joseph Vézina, and organ 1900-3 with William Reed.

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G. Welton Marquis

G. (George) Welton Marquis. Musicologist, administrator, b Walla Walla, Wash, 4 Mar 1916, d Ashland, Ore, 22 Feb 1985; MA (Whitman) 1942, PH D (Southern California) 1950.

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Charles-Amador Martin

Charles-Amador Martin. Priest, musician, b Quebec City 7 Mar 1648, d Ste-Foy, near Quebec City, 19 Jun 1711. He was the son of Abraham Martin (whose name is perpetuated in the Plains of Abraham), was a pupil of Martin Boutet at the Jesuit College, and studied theology at the Séminaire de Québec.

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Gauthier Guité Roy

The firm of Gauthier Guité Roy was formed in 1966 when the architect Jean-Marie Roy (b at St-Léon de Standon 1925-) joined Paul Gauthier (b at Gaspé 1935- ), and Gilles Guité (b at Bonaventure 1935 ), two young graduates from the Université de Montréal and partners since 1962.

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Ephrem Longpré

Ephrem Longpré, historian, philosopher (b at Woonsocket, RI 24 Aug 1890; d at Paris, France 19 Oct 1965). His defence of the philosophy of Joannes Duns Scotus played a role in the background of Vatican II and in the opening of Catholic thought to traditions other than that of St Thomas.

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Tom Gibson

Originally a painter, during the 1950s Gibson was closely associated with such Toronto artists as Graham COUGHTRY, William RONALD and Michael SNOW. By the mid-1960s, he had abandoned painting in favour of photography.

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Nora Clench

Esther Leonora Clench, violinist (born 6 May 1867 in St. Marys, ON; died 17 May 1938 in Toorak, Australia).

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James P. Clarke

James P. (Paton) Clarke. Organist-choirmaster, composer, conductor, teacher, b Edinburgh? 1807 or 1808, d Toronto 27 Aug 1877; B MUS (Toronto) 1846. The son of a musician, Clarke was first employed as a music dealer's assistant in Edinburgh.

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Charles Thiele

Charles (Frederick) Thiele. Publisher, bandmaster, cornetist, composer, arranger, b New York 1884, d Waterloo, Ont, 3 Feb 1954.

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Sir James MacPherson LeMoine

Sir James MacPherson LeMoine, folklorist, historian, ornithologist (b at Québec City 24 Jan 1825; d there 5 Feb 1912). Half Scots and half French Canadian, LeMoine was proficient in both English and French and wrote extensively on contemporary and historical Québec.

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Elizabeth Simcoe

Elizabeth Posthuma Simcoe, née Gwillim, author and illustrator (baptized 22 September 1762 in Northamptonshire, England; died 17 March 1850 in Devon, England). Elizabeth was the wife of John Graves Simcoe, the first lieutenant-governor of Upper Canada. She was an author and illustrator, renowned for her detailed diary and pictures depicting life in early Upper Canada.