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William Fitzwilliam Owen

William Fitzwilliam Owen, naval officer, hydrographic surveyor (b at Manchester, Eng 17 Sept 1774; d at Saint John 3 Nov 1857). He is renowned for surveying the east and west coasts of Africa in the 1820s.

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Sir James Hector

Sir James Hector, geologist, naturalist (b at Edinburgh, Scot 16 Mar 1834; d at Wellington, NZ 5 Nov 1907). As surgeon and geologist to the PALLISER EXPEDITION (1857-60), Hector explored the country from the Red River settlement

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Florence Brimson

Florence (Anne) Brimson. Soprano, b Newmarket, near Toronto, 2 Oct 1873, d Santa Barbara, Cal, 4 Oct 1953. After initial study with W. Elliott Haslam at the Toronto College of Music she spent four years with Mathilde Marchesi in Paris.

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Charles Lawrence

Charles Lawrence, military officer, governor of NS (b in England c 1709; d at Halifax 19 Oct 1760). Though he lacked the backing of any influential patron, Lawrence enjoyed a successful career.

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Lola MacQuarrie

Lola (Frances Lane) MacQuarrie (b Smith). Educator, writer, b Winnipeg 30 Dec 1909, d there 24 Jan 1966; B SC (Manitoba) 1931. She was steadily involved in Winnipeg musical life after 1920, notably in the 1940s as choir director at Daniel McIntyre High School.

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Augustin Lavallée

(Jean-Baptiste André) Augustin Lavallée, (Pâquet dit Lavallée). Luthier, bandmaster, teacher, music dealer, b Verchères, Lower Canada (Quebec), 1816, d Montreal 15 Feb 1903.

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Edith Miller

Edith (Jane) Miller. Contralto, b Rothsay, near Guelph, Ont, 26 Feb 1875?, d Gravesend, Kent, 18 Jun 1936. She was raised in Portage la Prairie, Man, but began vocal studies with Francesco D'Auria at the TCM.

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Col Albert Gooderham

Gooderham, Col Albert (Edward). Financier, patron, soldier, b Toronto 2 Jun 1861, d there 25 Apr 1935; honorary LL D (Toronto) 1924, appointed Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) 1935 (but not invested).

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Evelyn Gould

Evelyn Gould. Soprano, b Toronto 9 Mar 1925. She studied privately 1940-4 with Nina de Gedeonoff and made her professional debut in 1943 in a TSO Secondary School concert.

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William Townsend

William Townsend, painter (b at London, Eng 23 Feb 1909; d at Banff, Alta 4 July 1973). He studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, London (1926-30) and then worked in England as a painter and book illustrator.

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Vianney Décarie

Vianney Décarie, philosopher (born at Montréal 28 Nov 1917, died there 6 Sep 2009). He studied in Montréal and Paris, where he received the degree of Docteur d'État.

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Donald Frank Stedman

Donald Frank Stedman, scientist (b at Tunbridge Wells, Eng 4 Apr 1900; d at Ottawa 2 May 1967). Primarily a chemist, he was one of the earliest staffers of the NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL (1930).

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John Robert Colombo

At their best, especially Colombo's Canadian Quotations (1974) and Colombo's Canadian References (1976) and in Songs of the Indians (2 vols, 1983), Colombo's compilations are examples of a kind of private-sector scholarship that is as admirable as it is rare.

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Max Bentley

Bentley was a masterly stickhandler and a quick, darting skater - one of the most skilled players of his era. He retired to operate the family wheat farm in 1954. He scored 245 goals and 544 points in 646 games, and 18 goals, 45 points in 52 playoff games.