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Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie

Elizabeth Lawrie Smellie, nurse (born 22 March 1884 in Port Arthur, ON; died 5 March 1968 in Toronto, ON). Elizabeth (Beth) Smellie wrote that she had been “occasionally addressed as Colonel, Doctor, Matron, Sister, or Miss Smellie” — each title revealing different aspects of her life and career. She served as a nursing sister during the First World War, rose through the ranks as a matron and then assistant to the matron-in-chief of the postwar army nursing service. She left the military to take public health courses, teach at the McGill University School for Graduate Nurses, and work for the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON) before becoming the VON’s chief superintendent. The Canadian Army asked Smellie to return as matron-in-chief of its nursing service for the Second World War, as well as organizer of a new army division, the Canadian Women’s Army Corps. (See also Nursing.)

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Robert Charlton Bayley

Robert Charlton Bayley. Educator, organist, choir conductor, composer, b Buctouche, near Moncton, NB, 4 Apr 1913; B SC (New Brunswick) 1934, LTCL 1935, L MUS (McGill) 1938, B ED (New Brunswick) 1970. His teachers included Sister M.

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Brainerd Blyden-Taylor

Brainerd Blyden-Taylor, choral conductor, educator, church musician (born 1954 in Trinidad). Blyden-Taylor was among the first to encourage the study and dissemination of Afrocentric music in Canada and the US.

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Karen Young

Karen (Elizabeth) Young. Singer, songwriter, guitarist, percussionist, b Montreal 19 Jun 1951. A great-niece of Berkley E. Chadwick, she was raised in Hudson, Que, began playing guitar at 14, and had a minor folk hit, 'Garden of Ursh' (for Reprise), at 19.

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Jean Pelletier

Jean Pelletier, O.C., O.Q., journalist and politician (born 21 January 1935 in Chicoutimi, Québec; died 10 January 2009 in Québec City). Jean Pelletier was mayor of Québec City from 1977 to 1989 and was Jean Chrétien’s chief of staff from 1991 to 2001.

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Christa Deguchi

Christa Deguchi, judoka (born 29 October 1995 in Nagano, Japan). Christa Deguchi is the only Canadian ever to win a gold medal at the World Judo Championships. The Japanese Canadian judoka won the bronze medal at the 2018 World Judo Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, and a gold medal at the 2019 World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. Deguchi competes in the women’s 57 kg weight class and is a member of the Kyodokan Judo Club in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was considered one of Canada’s top athletes heading into the postponed 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo.

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Leo Clarke, VC

Lionel B. (Leo) Clarke, soldier, railroad surveyor, Victoria Cross recipient (born 1 December 1892 in Waterdown, ON; died 19 October 1916 in France). During the First World War, Corporal Leo Clarke was one of three Canadian soldiers, all from the same street in Winnipeg, to be awarded the Victoria Cross (VC), the highest award for bravery among troops of the British Empire. The three VCs earned by the men of Pine Street — later named "Valour Road" — was a feat unmatched in any other part of the Empire.

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Marguerite Bourgeoys

Besides chaperoning girls sent from France as brides for settlers (Filles du Roi), she recruited French and Canadian girls as teachers, organized a boarding school for girls in Montréal, a school for Indigenous girls on the Sulpician reserve of La Montagne, and a domestic arts school.

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Sheila Burnford

Sheila Burnford, author (b in Scotland 11 May 1918; d at Bucklers Hard, Hampshire, Eng 20 Apr 1984). Educated at private schools in England, France and Germany, Burnford served as a volunteer ambulance driver during WWII before immigrating to Canada and settling in Port Arthur, Ontario.

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Louise Maheux-Forcier

Louise Maheux-Forcier, writer (b at Montréal 9 June 1929). After extensive musical studies, she decided to devote herself exclusively to writing. Her first novel, Amadou (Prix du Cercle du livre de France, 1963), one of Québec's first poetic novels, developed the then taboo theme of lesbianism.

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Odette de Foras

Odette de Foras. Soprano, teacher, b Savoie, France, ca 1895, d Calgary 31 Dec 1976 or 1 Jan 1977. She spent her youth in Paris and at the Château de Thuyset, near Lake Geneva. With her family, she settled ca 1903 in High River, south of Calgary.

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Henri-Marc Ami

Henri-Marc Ami, palaeontologist, prehistorian (b at Belle-Rivière, Qué 23 Nov 1858; d at Menton, France 4 Jan 1931). The son of a Swiss pastor, Ami studied science at McGill, notably under John William DAWSON. He worked for the GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA 1882-1911.

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William Jordan

Jordan, William (Sheldon). Composer, teacher, b Athens, Ga, 19 Nov 1951; B MUS (Georgia) 1971, MA (Pennsylvania) 1973, PH D (Florida State) 1976. In 1971 he went to France for two months' study with Nadia Boulanger and Jean Casadesus, and completed courses in composition and music theory.

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Paul Dolden

Created almost exclusively in his private recording studio, Dolden's music is extremely dense in texture.

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Jean Beaudet

Jean (Bernard) Beaudet. Pianist, composer, b Ottawa 1 Jun 1950. His father, Rémi, was a professional violinist during the 1930s in Detroit. His mother, the mezzo-soprano Louise Bray, sang in Ottawa and Montreal. Beaudet began playing piano at 10.

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Gaétan Laperrière

Gaétan Laperrière. Baritone, b Montreal 14 Dec 1952. Laperrière was first employed as a schoolteacher, and came to music comparatively late in life when he began to study voice with his uncle Robert Savoie.

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Juliette Kang

Kang is celebrated internationally for her interpretive insight, beautiful tone and astonishing technical mastery.