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Kenneth Stuart

Kenneth Stuart, army officer (b at Trois-Rivières, Qué 9 Sept 1891; d at Ottawa 3 Nov 1945). Stuart graduated from RMC in 1911 and served with the Royal Canadian Engineers overseas 1915-18.

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Such Is My Beloved

Such Is My Beloved, a novel by Morley Callaghan (Toronto and New York, 1934) is, on the surface, the story of an idealistic young Catholic priest's failure to help 2 prostitutes he befriends.

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Jon Vickers

Jonathan Stewart "Jon" Vickers, CC, tenor (born 29 October 1926 in Prince Albert, SK; died 10 July 2015 in Ontario).

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Jessica Tandy

Jessica Tandy, actress (b at London, Eng 7 June 1909; d at Easton, Conn 11 Sept 1994). Tandy had a long and distinguished career on the major stages of England, the US and Canada.

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David Binnie Turner

David Binnie Turner, soccer player (b at Edinburgh, Scot 11 Oct 1903; d at Victoria 6 Apr 1989). Turner came to Canada at age 11 and played junior soccer in Edmonton. A powerful player with an excellent shot and heading ability, he was one of Canada's top players in the 1920s and 1930s.

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John Watson

John Watson, philosopher (b at Glasgow, Scot 25 Feb 1847; d at Kingston, Ont 27 Jan 1939). Canada's foremost early philosopher, he was a charter member of the Royal Society of Canada and author of 8 books and over 200 articles. He arrived at Queen's in Kingston, Ont, in 1872.

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Robert Weaver

Robert Weaver, literary editor, anthologist, broadcaster (b at Niagara Falls, Ont 6 Jan 1921; d at Toronto 26 Jan 2008). Robert Weaver grew up in Niagara Falls and Toronto, and before graduating from the University of Toronto worked briefly for a bank and in the RCAF and the army.

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John Thoburn Williamson

John Thoburn Williamson, geologist, diamond-mine owner (b at Montfort, Qué 10 Feb 1907; d at Mwadui, Tanganyika, E Africa 7 Jan 1958). After receiving a doctorate in geology from McGill in 1933, he began mining exploration in Northern Rhodesia [Zambia] but soon switched to Tanganyika [Tanzania].

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John Armistead Wilson

John Armistead Wilson, civil servant, aviation pioneer (b at Broughty Ferry, Scot 2 Nov 1879; d at Ottawa 10 Oct 1954). Trained as an engineer, he became interested in the potential of aviation while in the Department of Naval Services in WWI.

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James William Johnston

James William Johnston, lawyer, politician, judge (b in Jamaica 29 Aug 1792; d at Cheltenham, Eng 21 Nov 1873). The son of a prominent Loyalist, Johnston migrated to Nova Scotia, where he became a lawyer and married into Halifax's social establishment.

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J. Leonce Bernard

Léonce Bernard's strong support of the co-operative movement, both provincially and nationally, began before his entry into politics. He served as president of the Conseil de la Coopération de l'Î-P-É and as president and treasurer of the Conseil canadien de la Cooperation.

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Aba Bayefsky

Aba Bayefsky, artist, teacher (b Toronto 7 Apr 1923; d Toronto 5 May 2001). Bayefsky studied at Central Technical School in Toronto from 1937 to 1942. The following year he enlisted in the RCAF and was commissioned as an Official War Artist in 1944.

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Robert Hood

Robert Hood, arctic explorer, artist (b at Portarlington, Ire 1797; d near Starvation Lk, NWT 20 Oct 1821). Hood joined the Royal Navy at age 14. In 1819 his artistic abilities gained him an appointment with the arctic land

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Carlyle Smith Beals

Carlyle Smith Beals, astronomer (b at Canso, NS 29 June 1899; d at Ottawa 2 July 1979). Astronomer and assistant director of the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory, Victoria, BC, until 1946, Beals was Dominion Astronomer in Ottawa until his retirement in 1964.

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Henri Beau

Henri Beau, painter (b at Montréal 27 June 1863; d at Paris, France 15 May 1949). After his first design and painting lessons in Montréal, he left for the US in 1884, ending up in San Francisco where he did coloured engravings.

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Roy Bonisteel

Roy Earnest Bonisteel, CM, broadcast journalist, television host (born 29 May 1930 in Ameliasburg, ON; died 16 August 2013 in Quinte West, ON).

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Phillip Borsos

Borsos had an early interest in film and acquired a 16 mm movie camera when he was in high school in Maple Ridge, BC. He studied film at the Banff Centre School of Fine Arts and the Vancouver School of Art as well as apprenticing himself at Alpha Cine, a Vancouver film laboratory.

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Télesphore-Damien Bouchard

Télesphore-Damien Bouchard, journalist, politician (b at St-Hyacinthe, Qué 20 Dec 1881; d at Montréal 13 Nov 1962). After several years as a journalist, Bouchard became virtually permanent mayor of St-Hyacinthe (1917-44) and, simultaneously, perpetual Liberal MLA (1912-44).

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Adélard-Joseph Boucher

Adélard-Joseph François-Arthur Boucher, publisher, importer, choirmaster, organist, conductor, writer, teacher, numismatist (born 28 June 1835 in Maskinongé, near Trois-Rivières, Lower Canada; died 16 November 1912 in Outremont, QC).