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Marthe Delcellier

Marthe Delcellier. Cellist, b Laval, France, 8 May 1904. She was the wife of the violinist Pierre Iösch (d 1988), and is the mother of the harpist Marie Iösch-Lorcini. She joined the CSM (MSO) in 1937 and played in that orchestra for 30 years.

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Johanna Skibsrud

A second collection of poems, I do not Think that I Could Love a Human Being, appeared in 2010. In many ways it reflects the preoccupations of the first; seemingly everyday events can form turning points in outlook or sensibility.

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Mario Pelchat

Pelchat was exposed to music early on through his parents, and sang in his local parish church choir as a boy along with his sister and father. He left his native Northern Québec region of Lac St Jean in 1981 at the age of 17 to pursue a musical career.

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Roger Gosselin

Roger Gosselin. Bass, director, administrator, b Drummondville, Que, 4 Mar 1919. At St-Frédéric College, Drummondville, he studied violin, trumpet, and french horn 1924-34.

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Phyllis Lambert

Phyllis Barbara Lambert (née Bronfman), CC, GOQ, FRAIC, FRSC, architect, philanthropist, curator (born 24 January 1927 in Montreal, QC). Phyllis Lambert has been called “Joan of Architecture” both for her fierce advocacy of architecture and for her work to preserve historically important architecture in Canada and internationally. She founded Heritage Montreal, the Société d’amélioration Milton-Parc (SAMP), and the internationally renowned Canadian Centre for Architecture. A strong proponent for conscious city building, urban renewal, and urban conservation, she has changed the way architects are seen and the way they work and has helped make architecture an important civic concern. She is a Companion of the Order of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres de France, a Grand Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, and a recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Gold Medal.

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Walter Boudreau

Walter Boudreau. Composer, saxophonist, conductor (born on 15 October 1947 in Montreal, Qc). He studied piano for several years in Sorel. and later saxophone with Doug Michaud in Montreal. However, he was initially self-taught as a composer. At 15, he became a member of a jazz band conducted by Arthur Romano.

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Émile Benoit

Émile (Joseph) Benoit. Fiddler, composer, storyteller, b Black Duck Rock, Port au Port peninsula, Nfld, 24 Mar 1913, d Stephenville, Nfld, 3 Sep 1992; honorary LLD (Memorial 1988). He began playing the violin at 12 and first performed publicly at 16.

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Arnold Davidson Dunton

Throughout the controversies that arose over the funding and regulation of the new medium of television, Dunton was a persuasive defender of the corporation's independence and a strong advocate of the need to fund publicly a television system that would be of great national benefit.

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Ariane Moffatt

Ariane Moffatt, singer, songwriter and producer (born 26 April 1979 in Saint Romuald, today Lévis, QC). Ariane Moffatt sets herself apart with her urban pop style songs, whose alternately acoustic and electronic sounds lend them an airy, dreamlike quality. The recipient of numerous Félix Awards, including Revelation of the Year in 2003, she also won a Juno Award in 2009 for her album Tous les sens. That album was well received in France, where the singer has built valuable friendships in the artistic community; it also earned her the Grand Prix of the Académie Charles Cros.

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Marilyn Bowering

Marilyn Bowering, poet, novelist, playwright (b at Winnipeg, Man 13 Apr 1949). Marilyn Bowering was born in Winnipeg but grew up in Victoria, BC. She was educated at the University of Victoria, where she earned an MA in English.

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Richard Séguin

Richard Séguin. Singer, songwriter, b Pointe-aux-Trembles (Montreal) 27 Mar 1952. He began his career with his twin sister Marie-Claire Séguin.

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Sum 41

Sum 41. Rock band, formed in 1996 in Ajax, Ont by Deryck Whibley (vocals, guitar), Dave Baksh (guitar), Jason "Cone" McCaslin (bass) and Steve Jocz (drums).

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Raoul Jobin

Raoul (b Joseph Roméo) Jobin. Tenor, teacher, administrator, senior civil servant, b Quebec City 8 Apr 1906, d there 13 Jan 1974; honorary D MUS (Laval) 1952.

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Antoine Dessane

Despite this, his father withdrew Antoine from the conservatoire in October 1841 and took him and his older brother on a concert tour to promote his music business, first to the USA, and then to the French provinces, Italy, Austria, and Germany.

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Sheila Burnford

Sheila Burnford, author (b in Scotland 11 May 1918; d at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, Eng 20 Apr 1984). Educated at private schools in England, France and Germany, Burnford served as a volunteer ambulance driver during WWII before immigrating to Canada and settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

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Louise Maheux-Forcier

Louise Maheux-Forcier, writer (b at Montréal 9 June 1929). After extensive musical studies, she decided to devote herself exclusively to writing. Her first novel, Amadou (Prix du Cercle du livre de France, 1963), one of Québec's first poetic novels, developed the then taboo theme of lesbianism.