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Arthur Oliver Wheeler

Arthur Oliver Wheeler, surveyor, mountaineer (born at Lyrath, Ireland 1 May 1860; died at Banff, Alta 20 March 1945). Qualifying in 1881 as Ontario land surveyor, he also obtained Dominion (1882), Manitoba (1882), British Columbia (1891) and Alberta (1911) credentials.

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Donald Thomson

Donald (Clifford) Thomson. Harpsichordist, pianist, organist, b Portneuf (west of Quebec City) 18 Aug 1934, d Quebec City, 6 Aug 1984.

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John Bach

John (Sebastian Peter) Bach. Teacher, performer, conductor, b Winnipeg 30 Jul 1908; LRAM 1930, ARCM 1931, ARAM 1943.

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Domenic Troiano

Domenic (Michaele Antonio) Troiano. Guitarist, composer, singer, b Modugno, Italy, 17 Jan 1946, d 25 May 2005 at Toronto. Troiano became a naturalized Canadian in 1955 and was raised in Toronto.

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Paul Woodford

Paul (Gerard) Woodford. Historian, teacher, conductor, b St John's, Nfld, 6 Apr 1955; B MUS music education (Toronto) 1977, B ED (Toronto) 1978, M MUS music education (Western) 1983.

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Reginald Barrow

Reginald (Herbert) Barrow. B London 12 Apr 1907, d Toronto 10 Dec 1973. He studied in Toronto with his father, Herbert, and in England with Aubrey Brain. In 1927 he joined the TSO, succeeding his father as principal for one year in 1933 and continuing with the orchestra until 1958.

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David Zafer

David Anthony Zafer, teacher, violinist, conductor (born 2 April 1934 in London, England; died 20 April 2019 in Toronto, ON); naturalized Canadian 1973.

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Jeffrey Anderson

Jeffrey (William) Anderson. Radio producer, critic, b Winnipeg 26 Apr 1928; BA (Winnipeg) 1951; M PH history (London) 1960. Though not a practising musician, he studied organ and piano with Hugh Bancroft and became an authority on British composers.

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Nancy Telfer

Telfer (b Lindsey), Nancy (Ellen). Composer, choral conductor, clinician, teacher, b Brampton, Ont, 8 May 1950; BA (Western) 1971, B MUS (Western) 1979, honorary licentiate (Canadian National Conservatory of Music) 2004.

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Arthur Stanley Lamb

Arthur S. Lamb, physical education instructor, physician, administrator (b at Ballarat, Australia 16 Sep 1886; d at Montréal 4 Sep 1958). On immigrating to Canada as a young man, Arthur S. Lamb worked for two years as director of physical education at the Vancouver Y.M.C.A.

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Colin Tilney

Colin (Graham) Tilney. Harpsichordist, fortepianist, performer of Baroque keyboard music, teacher, b London 31 Oct 1933; BA modern languages and music (King's College, Cambridge) 1958, B MUS (Cambridge) 1959.

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Dick Todd

Dick Todd. Singer (baritone), b Montreal 4 Aug 1914, d ? He sang at 17 with George Sims' dance band at Belmont Park in Montreal and was subsequently heard on local and national (CBC) radio, the latter with the orchestras of Allan McIver and Lucio Agostini. He moved to New York in 1938.

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Patrick Wedd

Patrick Laurence Perry Wedd, organist-choirmaster, music director, harpsichordist, composer (born 4 January 1948 in Simcoe, ON; died 19 May 2019 in Montreal, QC). Patrick Wedd began his career as an organist-choirmaster at the age of 12. He held positions at churches throughout Southern Ontario, in Vancouver from 1970 to 1986, and in Montreal until his retirement in 2018. Wedd performed extensively in Canada and the United States. His recitals included premieres of works by Thomas Baker, Alex Pauk and Jerome Summers. He gave inaugural recitals on the first Casavant organ in Adelaide, Australia, and the Gabriel Kney organ at Toronto’s Roy Thomson Hall. As a composer, he had works commissioned by the Vancouver Chamber Choir, the British Columbia Choral Federation, the Vancouver Bach Choir and the Tudor Singers of Montreal.

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Crown Attorney

Crown attorneys are agents of either the ATTORNEY GENERAL for Canada or the attorneys general for the provinces and territories, who respectively are the chief legal officers for the federal, provincial and territorial governments.

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Sir Harry Oakes

Sir Harry Oakes, prospector, mine owner (b at Sangerville, Maine 23 Dec 1874; d near Nassau, Bahamas 8 July 1943). A graduate of Bowdoin College, Oakes abandoned medical school in 1898 to prospect in the Klondike.

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Criddle Family

The Criddle family were naturalists known for detailed and long-term records of fauna and flora at Aweme (near Treesbank), Manitoba, starting with Percy's diaries kept since their arrival from England in 1882.

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Alfred Bernier

Alfred Bernier. Teacher, musicologist, choirmaster, composer, b Montreal 26 Oct 1896, d there 25 Apr 1953; BA (Montreal) 1919, PH D (Montreal) 1925, L TH (Montreal) 1932, D MUS sacred music (Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music, Rome) 1939.

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Joseph Drapell

Drapell first established his reputation with a series of large, primarily red, abstract canvases, which attracted little attention in Canada until one appeared on the cover of Art International (1978) and another was purchased by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (1979).