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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.

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George Heriot

George Heriot, artist, public official, writer (b at Haddington, Scot 1759; d at London, Eng 1839). His chief importance to Canada resides in his art. He developed his drawing skills at an early age, encouraged by the Scottish Maecenas, Sir James Grant of Grant.

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Jean-Charles Harvey

Jean-Charles Harvey, journalist, writer, lecturer (b at La Malbaie, Qué 10 Nov 1891; d at Montréal 3 Jan 1967). A lively and outspoken thinker, Harvey was at the heart of almost every cultural, political and social debate of his time.

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Alan Lund

Alan Lund, choreographer (b at Toronto 23 May 1925; d at Toronto 1 July 1992). A specialist in musical theatre, he trained in Toronto and first established a performance reputation as a dance team with his wife Blanche, appearing during WWII in the revue Meet the Navy.

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John Stephen Hirsch

John Stephen Hirsch, theatre director, administrator (born at Siófok, Hungary 1 May 1930; d at Toronto 1 Aug 1989). John Hirsch immigrated to Winnipeg in 1947 and after graduating from U of Man established the Muddiwater Puppets and a troupe for children.

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Émile Genest

Émile Genest. Actor and radio host. (Quebec City, 27 July 1921 - Hallandale, Florida, U.S., 17 March 2003) This actor enjoyed a long career in television and film, in Quebec and Hollywood, in both English and French.

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Théophile Hamel

Given the poorly developed communications of the 19th century, the upper classes used artists to make themselves known and spread their influence over either their flock (clergymen), or voters (politicians) or their social circle (professionals).