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James Bovell

James Bovell, physician, educator, clergyman (b in Barbados 28 Oct 1817; d at Charlestown, Nevis, W Indies 15 Jan 1880). Bovell studied medicine at London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dublin.

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Charles Burchill Lynch

Charles Burchill Lynch journalist, author (b Cambridge, Mass 3 Dec 1919; d at Ottawa 21 July 1994). Lynch came to Canada at the age of 2 weeks and was educated at Saint John, NB. At 17 he began his newspaper career as a reporter with the Saint John Citizen.

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Lela Brooks

Lela Alene Brooks, speed skater (born 7 February 1908 in Toronto, ON; died 11 September 1990 in Owen Sound, ON). Brooks dominated women’s speed skating in the 1920s and 1930s, winning titles in all distances — from the 220-yard (200m) to the one-mile (1,600m) event.

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Will Ogilvie

Will Ogilvie, painter (b at Stutterheim, S Africa 30 Mar 1901; d at Toronto 30 Aug 1989). The first official Canadian war artist (appointed January 1943), Will Ogilvie painted many of his war works under fire, for which he was awarded the OBE. In Johannesburg, Ogilvie studied with Erich Mayer.

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John Andrew Pearson

John Andrew Pearson, architect (b at Chesterfield, Eng 22 June 1867; d at Toronto 11 June 1940). Pearson, in partnership with Frank Darling, built up one of the most successful architectural practices in Canada. Trained at

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John Hamilton Parkin

John Hamilton Parkin, aeronautical engineer (b at Toronto 27 Sept 1891; d at Ottawa 14 Nov 1981). After graduating in engineering from University of Toronto, Parkin joined the faculty and worked during WWI on explosives production and aviation under T.R. Loudon.

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Adelmo Melecci

Adelmo Melecci. Teacher, composer, organist, b Felonica Po, near Venice, 18 May 1899, naturalized Canadian 1928, d 31 Aug 2004; honorary ARCT (1988).

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Gordon Sparling

Gordon Sparling, filmmaker (b at Toronto 13 Aug 1900; d 19 Feb 1994). Sparling was a pioneer director, writer and producer of some 200 films, especially the Canadian Cameo series of short films (1932-55).

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Nancy Vogan

Nancy (Fraser) Vogan. Educator. b Moncton, NB, 22 Mar 1945; BA music (Mount Allison) 1967, M MUS music education (ESM) 1969, PH D music education (ESM) 1979.

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Frans Brouw

(Florent Robert) Frans Brouw. Pianist, teacher, b Furnes, Belgium, 31 Jan 1929, naturalized Canadian 1975; premier prix piano (Brussels Royal Cons) 1948, diplôme de virtuosité (Brussels Royal Cons) 1951. He studied piano with Marcel Maas and Jenny Solheid 1946-52 at the Brussels Royal Cons.

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Louis Gravel

Louis Gravel. Baritone, teacher, b Ste-Anne-de-Beaupré, near Quebec City, 30 Mar 1895, d 22 Dec 1977. He received his first solfège and singing lessons from his father, a member of the choir at the Basilica of Ste-Anne. He studied at the École normale in Quebec City with J.

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James Dodsley Humphreys

James Dodsley Humphreys. Tenor, teacher, b Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, ca 1811, d Toronto 23 or 24 Feb 1877. Humphreys' claim (Toronto Patriot, 26 Apr 1844) to have been 'formerly of the Royal Academy of Music' is not substantiated.

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Arnold Cantwell Smith

Arnold Cantwell Smith, diplomat (b at Toronto, Ont 18 Jan 1915; d there 7 Feb 1994). A Rhodes scholar who joined the Dept of External Affairs in 1943, he was posted to Russia, 1943-45, and he acted as secretary to the Kellock-Taschereau Royal Commission (see Igor Gouzenko).

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Percy Alfred Williams

Percy Alfred Williams, runner (b at Vancouver 19 May 1908; d there 29 Nov 1982). As a child Williams suffered from rheumatic fever, which left him with a damaged heart. But just a year out of high school, the 59 kg runner became

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Leon Edel

Leon Edel, biographer, editor, critic (b at Pittsburgh, Pa 9 Sept 1907; d at Honolulu, Hawaii 5 Sept 1997). Edel's 5-volume life of Henry James, which appeared between 1953 and 1972, is one of the major literary biographies of its time.

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Francis Bain

Francis Bain, geologist, ornithologist, botanist, author, artist (b at Charlottetown 25 Feb 1842; d at York Point, PEI 23 Nov 1894). Bain, a self-educated farmer, was an authority on Prince Edward Island rocks, FOSSILS and natural history.

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Dan Cameron

Dan (Daniel) A Cameron. Teacher, journalist, choirmaster, b Ottawa, of Scottish parents, 7 Aug 1880, d Regina 13 Nov 1963.

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Adrien Arcand

Adrien Arcand, journalist, demagogue and fascist (b at Québec City 1899; d at Montréal 1 Aug 1967). A fanatical and shrill-voiced follower of Adolf Hitler, Arcand edited several newspapers and founded and led a series of far-right Québec-based political parties.