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Gershon Iskowitz

Gershon Iskowitz, painter (b at Kielce, Poland 21 Nov 1921; d at Toronto 26 Jan 1988). A survivor of concentration camps at Auschwitz and Buchenwald, Iskowitz studied painting briefly with Oscar Kokoschka in Munich. In 1949 he

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Hubert Loiselle

Hubert Loiselle, actor (b at Montréal 17 Feb 1932; d there 16 Nov 2004). On Québec stages and screens for more than forty years, this likeable actor left his mark on several roles, particularly supporting ones, for his good nature, charm, and sensitivity.

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Myrtle Cook-McGowan

Myrtle Cook-McGowan , (born at Toronto, 5 Jan 1902; died at Elora, Ont 18 Mar 1985). Myrtle Cook was an athlete and journalist who participated in the 1928 OLYMPIC GAMES in TRACK AND FIELD.

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Elzéar-Alexandre Taschereau

Adviser to archbishops Pierre-Flavien Turgeon and Charles-François Baillargeon, theologian for the latter to the First Vatican Council and vicar general from 1862, Taschereau became archbishop of Québec in Dec 1870 and was consecrated 19 Mar 1871.

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Andy Jones

Andrew (Andy) Jones, actor, writer (b at St John's 15 Jan 1948). Andy Jones studied drama at the universities of Toronto and Alberta, acting in campus productions.

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Sir Charles Blair Gordon

Sir Charles Blair Gordon, banker, manufacturer (b at Montréal 22 Nov 1867; d there 30 July 1939). Five years after beginning work in a dry-goods store, Gordon formed the Standard Shirt Company and in 1904 oversaw the organization of Dominion Textiles.

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D.G. Jones

Douglas Gordon Jones, OC, poet, literary critic, editor, translator (born 1 January 1929 in Bancroft, ON; died 6 March 2016 in North Hatley, QC). After earning a BA at McGill and an MA at Queen's, D.G. Jones taught English for more than 3 decades at L'Université de Sherbrooke. Jones ranks among the major lyric poets in English in Canada.

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Jacques Grand'Maison

Jacques Grand'Maison, academic, writer and Catholic priest (born 18 December 1931 in Saint-Jérôme, Qc; died 5 November 2016 in Saint-Jérôme). He is one of the most prolific intellectual Québécois of his generation.

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Yvette Brind'Amour

Yvette Brind'Amour, actor and theatre director (b at Montréal 1918; d there 1992). Trained as a dancer, she went to Paris after the World War II to study drama with René Simon and Charles Dullin.

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Jennifer Dale

After graduating from the NTS, Jennifer Dale was invited by Phillips to understudy Marti Maraden as Juliet (opposite Richard MONETTE's Romeo) and Martha HENRY as Beatrice (opposite Alan Scarfe's Benedick).

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Edward A. Watson

Edward A. Watson, veterinarian, pathologist, researcher (b in Devon, Eng 2 Jan 1879; d at Victoria 12 Mar 1945). He came to Canada in 1896 and, with a brother, homesteaded in Saskatchewan.

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Stephen Leacock

Stephen Butler Leacock, FRSC, humorist, author, academic (born 30 December 1869 in Swanmore, England; died 28 March 1944 in Toronto, ON). Stephen Leacock was the English-speaking world’s best-known humorist between 1915 and 1925. He was awarded the Mark Twain Medal for humour, the Royal Society of Canada’s Lorne Pierce Medal and the Governor General’s Literary Award for non-fiction. Trained as an economist, historian and political scientist, he served as a professor in the Department of Economics and Political Science at McGill University from 1903 to 1936. The Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour was established in his honour in 1947. He was designated a National Historic Person of Canada in 1968.

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Myriam Bédard

Myriam Bédard, biathlete (b at Loretteville, Que 22 Dec 1969). Bédard took up biathlon while a cadet at the age of 15 and entered her first competition the next year using rented skis.

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Eric Walters

Eric Walters, writer (born at Toronto, Ont 3 Mar 1957). Raised in Toronto, Eric Walters began his career as a social worker, receiving a BA in Psychology, a Bachelor of Social Work, and a Master of Social Work at York University.

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Pehr Kalm

Pehr Kalm, botanist (b in Sweden 6 Mar 1716; d in Finland 16 Nov 1779). Kalm was educated in Finland and Sweden. He met the leading European naturalist, Linnaeus, in 1741, and under his influence became an expert on botanical applications to agriculture.

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John Kavik

John Kavik, sculptor and potter (b in Gjoa Haven, NWT 1897; d at Yellowknife, NWT March 1993 ).

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Jean-Baptiste Gaultier de La Vérendrye

Jean-Baptiste Gaultier de La Vérendrye, fur trader, explorer, son of Pierre Gaultier de Varennes et de La Vérendrye (born 3 September 1713 on Île Dupas, Quebec; died 6 June 1736 at Lake of the Woods.) In 1731, Jean-Baptiste was a member of the first group to head west under his father's command. In autumn of 1731 he completed the building of Fort Saint-Pierre at Rainy Lake. His role in the construction of Fort Maurepas in 1734 establishes him one of the founders of present-day Manitoba (see also Francophones of Manitoba .)