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Arthur Dumouchel

(Léandre) Arthur Dumouchel. Organist, teacher, composer, pianist, choirmaster, b Rigaud, near Montreal, 1 Mar 1841, d Albany, NY, 10 Jan 1919. Like his twin brother Édouard Dumouchel he attended the Collège Bourget and studied with his aunt, Esther Fournier (1805-74), the organist at Rigaud.


Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé

(Marie Berthe) Fleurette Beauchamp-Huppé (b Beauchamp). Pianist, teacher, soprano, born Montreal 12 Dec 1907, died there 15 Mar 2007. She studied piano with Alice McCaughan 1915-22 and with Romain-Octave Pelletier, Arthur Letondal, and Romain Pelletier 1922-32.


William Henry Bartlett

From this time until his death, Bartlett travelled widely in the Middle East, Europe and America, making hundreds of sketches for engravings in more than 40 books, 13 of which he wrote and illustrated himself.


William Kurelek

Returning to Toronto, he was established by the early 1960s as an important painter, alternating realistic works depicting his prairie roots with didactic series. In the 1970s he began to publish his paintings with simple texts.


Bobby Breen

Isadore Borsuk (a.k.a. Bobby Breen), actor, singer (born 4 November 1928 in Montréal, QC; died 19 September 2016 in Pompano Beach, Florida). Boy soprano Bobby Breen was one of Hollywood’s most popular child stars of the 1930s. His cherubic appearance, angelic voice and innocent personality earned him a reputation as “the boy Shirley Temple.” After his Hollywood career ended at age 12, he spent his adult years performing in nightclubs, playing piano and running a talent agency. His cult status was secured when his picture was included on the cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967).


Timothy Findley (Obituary)

This article was originally published in Maclean’s magazine on July 15, 2002. Partner content is not updated.

When a writer dies, he becomes his words. Timothy FINDLEY, who died on June 20 at 71, left behind an extraordinary body of work. We will read his books differently now, knowing there will be no more of them.


Stewart Lemoine

He staged his first play, All These Heels, at Edmonton's first fringe festival in 1982. He had a breakthrough in 1986 with Cocktails at Pam's, a real-time, on-stage depiction of a cocktail party that goes horribly wrong.


Ernesto Barbini

Ernesto Barbini. Conductor, b Venice 15 Jul 1907, d Toronto 17 Nov 1985; baccalaureate piano and organ (Benedetto Marcello Cons) 1925, master of organ 1927, baccalaureate theory 1928, master of piano 1929, and master of composition 1930 (all at Cesare Pollini Cons), honorary D LITT (York) 1980.


Arthur Davison

Arthur (Clifford Percival) Davison. Conductor, violinist, b Montreal 25 Sep 1918, d Sutton, near London, 23 Aug 1992; LRSM 1947, ARCM 1950, FRAM 1966, honorary M MUS (Wales) 1974.


Marguerite Pâquet

(Jeanne Mathilde) Marguerite Pâquet. Contralto, teacher, b Quebec City 10 Nov 1916, d there 29 Nov 1981; B MUS (Laval) 1939. She began to study voice with Sister Saint-Jean-de-l'Eucharistie at the Collège Jésus-Marie de Sillery and at the same time performed as a soloist at St-Dominique Church.


Howard Leyton-Brown

Leyton-Brown, Howard. Violinist, conductor, administrator, teacher, b Melbourne, Australia, 19 Dec 1918, naturalized Canadian 1963; Associate in music (Australia) 1931, diploma (Melbourne) 1937, LGSM 1952, FGSM 1955, DMA (Michigan) 1972.



Raffi Cavoukian, children's singer (b at Cairo, Egypt 8 July 1948). Raffi's Armenian family came to Canada in 1958 and settled in Toronto. He began his career as a folksinger in coffee houses in 1970, but found his niche playing for young children four years later.


Philip J. Currie

Philip J. Currie, palaeontologist, museum curator (born 13 March 1949 in Brampton, ON). In the early 1980s, Currie played a lead role in the founding of the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology in Drumheller, Alberta. He later became the namesake of another institution, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum, which opened in September 2015 near Grande Prairie, Alberta. Much of Currie’s research has focussed on fossils from Alberta’s Dinosaur Provincial Park and other Cretaceous sites, as well as the evolution of carnivorous dinosaurs and the origin of birds.


Alan Cumyn

Alan Cumyn, writer (b at Ottawa 1960). Alan Cumyn was born and grew up in Ottawa. He spent one year at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC, and then transferred to Queen's University, where he completed a BA in English and History.


Lou Hooper

Louis Stanley Hooper, jazz pianist, composer, teacher (born 18 May 1894 in North Buxton, ON; died 17 September 1977 in Charlottetown, PE).


Canada’s Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame is a non-profit organization dedicated to honouring Canadians who have achieved excellence in the fields of arts and entertainment, science and technology, business, philanthropy and athletics. Modelled after the Hollywood Walk of Fame, it stretches along 13 city blocks in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Each inductee’s name and signature are etched onto a plaque embedded on the sidewalk, along with a star resembling a maple leaf. Inductees are honoured at an annual, nationally broadcast gala in Toronto. More than 210 people have been inducted since the Walk was founded in 1998.


Henry Prince

Henry Prince. Music dealer, bandmaster, composer, b ?, d Montreal 1888? In 1854 he acquired the instrument retailing and sheet music business of Mead, Brother and Co, continuing its operation under his own name. The bulk of his stock was imported from the USA and Europe.