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Sylvia Grant

Sylvia (b Shapiro) Grant. Soprano, b Calgary 25 Aug 1928; BA sociology (Toronto) 1950. A pupil of Ernesto Vinci, in 1952 she won the Grand Prize on 'Opportunity Knocks'.

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Henry Jones

Henry Jones, community founder (b at Plympton St Maurice, Eng 21 or 22 May 1776; d at Maxwell, Ont 21 Oct 1852). A Royal Navy purser, Jones was probably the first socialist in British North America.

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Brethren in Christ

Brethren in Christ (identified as "Tunkers" in Canada in the 19th century) were a group of Christians who shared the Anabaptist belief in adult baptism.

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Vernon Ellis

Vernon (Austin) Ellis. Educator, pianist, adjudicator, b Port Maitland, NS, 20 Jun 1930; B MUS (Acadia) 1952, M MUS (ESM, Rochester) 1960.

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John Bell

John Bell, fur trader, explorer (b on the Isle of Mull, Scot 1799; d at Saugeen, Ont 24 June 1868). John Bell joined the North West Company as a clerk in 1818.

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Kenneth George McKenzie

Kenneth George McKenzie, neurosurgeon (b at Toronto 13 June 1892; d there 11 Feb 1964). After graduating with an MB from the University of Toronto in 1914, he saw medical service overseas during WWI.

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Wellie Ringuette

Wellie or Willy Ringuette. Violoneux, composer, b Franklin, NH, 6 Feb 1898, d Trois-Rivières, Que, 10 Sep 1969. At eight he began playing a violin made by his father.

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Richard Harrington

Richard Harrington, photographer-writer (b at Hamburg, Ger 24 Feb 1911; d at Toronto, 11 Dec 2005). Harrington began photography in 1940 when he was working as an X-ray technician in Toronto and was asked to make slides for doctors. A few years later he became a full-time freelance photographer-writer.

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Eugene Forsey

After his father died, Forsey's mother moved with him to Canada (Newfoundland had not yet joined Confederation). Forsey was raised in Ottawa in the home of his Quebec-born maternal grandfather, William Cochrane Bowles, a high official in the House of Commons.

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Frank Scott

Scott returned to Canada in 1923, largely ignorant of his own country. Montréal seemed to him singularly ugly, bereft of the ancient beauty of Europe. Scott settled down to teach at Lower Canada College and to write poetry. In 1924 he enrolled in the McGill law faculty, where H.A.

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The Crash Test Dummies

Crash Test Dummies. A folk-rock band formed in Winnipeg around 1985, the Crash Test Dummies initially played acoustic cover versions of songs by such rock and folk-pop artists as Alice Cooper and the Roches, at the Blue Note Café.

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Dal Richards

Dallas Murray Richards, CM, OBC, clarinetist, saxophonist, arranger, conductor, composer (born 5 January 1918 in Vancouver, BC; died 31 December 2015 in Vancouver).

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Imant Raminsh

Imant (Karlis) Raminsh. Composer, conductor, violinist, teacher, b Ventspils, Latvia, 18 Sep 1943, naturalized Canadian 1954; ARCT 1962, B MUS (Toronto) 1966.

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Daniel Hanganu

Daniel Sergiu Hanganu, ​OC, ​ONQ, architect (born 27 January 1939 in Isia, Romania; died 5 October 2017 in Montréal, QC).