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Mazo de la Roche

Mazo de la Roche, writer (b at Newmarket, Ont 15 Jan 1879; d at Toronto 12 July 1961). Among the most prolific and widely read of Canadian authors, she wrote 23 novels, more than 50 short stories, 13 plays and many other works.

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Paul David

Pierre Paul David, CC, OQ, cardiologist and senator (born 25 December 1919 in Montréal, QC; died 5 April 1999 in Montréal).

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Alex Janvier

Alex Simeon Janvier, painter (born 28 Feb 1935 in Le Goff Reserve, Cold Lake First Nations, near Bonnyville, AB).

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Walter Deiter

Walter Deiter, politician, businessman (b at Peepeekesis Indian Reserve, Sask 31 May 1916; d at Regina 7 Sept 1988). Deiter was active in the development of Indigenous political organizations in the 1960s.

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Alexander Edmund Batson Davie

Alexander Edmund Batson Davie, lawyer, politician, premier of British Columbia 1887-89 (b at Wells, Eng 24 Nov 1847; d at Victoria 1 Aug 1889). He immigrated to Vancouver Island in 1862 and was the first person to receive a complete legal education there, being called to the bar in 1873.

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Dora de Pédery-Hunt

Dora De Pédery-Hunt, sculptor (b at Budapest, Hungary 16 Nov 1913, d at Toronto 29 Sept 2008). Dora de Pédery-Hunt completed her studies in sculpture and design in Budapest in 1943 and immigrated to Canada in 1948.

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Alphonsus Gregory Duggan

Alphonsus Gregory Duggan, labour leader (b at Holyrood, Nfld 21 Sept 1884; d at Grand Falls, Nfld 26 July 1970). In 1913 Duggan helped organize Local 63 of the International Pulp, Sulphite and Papermill Workers Union and became its first president.

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Robert Atkinson Davis

Robert Atkinson Davis, businessman, politician, premier of Manitoba 1874-78 (b at Dudswell, Qué 9 Mar 1841; d at Phoenix, Ariz 7 Jan 1903). Davis came to Winnipeg in May 1870 and bought a downtown hotel, which he named Davis House.

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Edgar Dewdney

Edgar Dewdney, surveyor, politician (b in Devonshire, Eng 1835; d at Victoria 8 Aug 1916). Dewdney came to BC in 1859 and built the DEWDNEY TRAIL. In 1870 he was elected to the Legislative Council of BC as member for Kootenay.

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John Charles Dent

John Charles Dent, journalist, historian (b at Kendal, Eng 8 Nov 1841; d at Toronto 27 Sept 1888). After a newspaper career abroad and in Toronto he became a freelance writer. His most successful book was the illustrated 4-vol Canadian Portrait Gallery (1880-81); he wrote 185 of its 204 sketches.

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Betty Roodish Goodwin

Betty Roodish Goodwin, painter (b at Montréal 19 Mar 1923; died there 1 December 2008). Betty Goodwin began her career as a visual artist in the late 1940s and began to exhibit her work in the early 1960s. Largely self-taught, Goodwin began with drawing, a practice she was comfortable with.

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David Croll

David Arnold Croll, lawyer, politician (b at Moscow, Russia 12 Mar 1900; d at Ottawa 10 June 1991). Elected a Liberal MLA in 1934, he became the first Jewish Cabinet minister but resigned in April 1937 over Premier HEPBURN's opposition to industrial unionism.

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Lothar Klein

Klein, Lothar. Composer, teacher, b Hanover, Germany, 27 Jan 1932; naturalized Canadian 1985, d Toronto 3 January 2004; BA (Minnesota) 1954, MA (Minnesota) 1956, PH D (Minnesota) 1961.

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Joseph-Alphonse Couture

Joseph-Alphonse Couture, veterinarian (b at Ste-Claire, Qué 15 Dec 1850; d at Québec C 12 Mar 1922). He served in the Canadian militia 1866-68 against the FENIANS and then in the Papal ZOUAVES in Italy 1868-70.

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Gary Cowan

Gary Cowan, golfer (b at Kitchener, Ont 28 Oct 1938). One of Canada's finest amateur golfers, Cowan learned his craft under teaching professional Lloyd Tucker in Kitchener. He represented Canada in many international competitions, including the World Amateur and Commonwealth team matches.

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Sir James Henry Craig

Sir James Henry Craig, officer, colonial administrator (b at Gibraltar 1748; d at London, Eng 12 Jan 1812). Governor general of the Canadas and administrator of LOWER CANADA from 1807 to 1811, Craig tried to influence the