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Guy Favreau

Guy Favreau, lawyer, politician (b at Montréal 20 May 1917; d there 11 July 1967). Favreau was a prominent Montréal lawyer who was elected to the House of Commons in the 1963 election.

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Donegani & Delvecchio

The first professional so-called French theatre troupe that came from outside to settle in the province of Québec consisted, in fact, of 2 Italians, Jean Donegani from Moltrazio in Lombardy, and Thomas Delvecchio from Lake Como.

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Kenneth Campbell Lochhead

Lochhead taught at the University of Manitoba 1964-73, York University 1973-74 and University of Ottawa from 1975 to 1989. In the 1970s he reintroduced recognizable subject matter into paintings that nevertheless remained largely intuitive, colourist exercises.

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Shirley Harmer

Shirley Harmer. Singer, actress, b Thornton's Corners (now Oshawa), Ont, 25 Mar 1932. In her teens she sang in the dance bands of, and was coached by, Boyd Valleau and Art Hallman.

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Guillaume Mechtler

Guillaume(-Joseph) Mechtler (from about 1800 usually signing William). Organist, teacher, composer, baptized Brussels 24 Jul 1764, d Montreal 13 Feb 1833.

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Harold Joseph Bernstein

Harold Joseph Bernstein, physical chemist (b at Toronto 26 Aug 1914; d at Florida 14 Dec 1984). After graduating with a PhD from the University of Toronto in 1938, he moved to the University of Copenhagen on a scholarship.

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Graham Coughtry

Graham Coughtry, painter (b at St-Lambert, Qué 8 June 1931; d at Toronto 13 Jan 1999). Coughtry studied at the Ontario College of Art 1949-53. His first exhibition was with Michael SNOW at Hart House, University of

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Jennings Burnett

(George) Jennings Burnett. Organist-choirmaster, composer, impresario, b Stogumber, Somerset, England, 21 Dec 1867, d Victoria, BC, 10 Jan 1941. His first important teacher was J.R. Kelway Toms in Wellington, England. Burnett emigrated to the USA and in 1889 held a church position in Chicago.

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Vladimir Simosko

Vladimir Simosko. Music librarian, clarinetist, saxophonist, flutist, percussionist, composer, b Pittsburgh 15 Nov 1943; BA (Rutgers) 1966, MLS (Rutgers) 1968. While a librarian 1967-74 in Princeton, NJ, he served 1968-71 as curator of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers U.

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Gaston Ouellet

Gaston (Marcel) Ouellet. Harpsichord maker, teacher, musicologist, born Dolbeau, Lac-St-Jean, Que, 24 Jan 1930, died Pointe-Claire, Que, 2 Sep 2011; B MUS (Montreal) 1967, L MUS (Montreal) 1968, MA (Wayne State, Detroit) 1968, D MUS (Montreal) 1974.

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Jean Watson

Jean Watson. Contralto, b Belfast, Ireland, of Scottish parents, 25 Apr 1909; naturalized Canadian 1920. She moved to Hamilton, Ont in 1920. She studied at the TCM (RCMT) with Marian Kopp and Healey Willan, and sang in recital throughout Ontario.

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Terence Gibbs

Terence Gibbs. Producer, b London 10 Jan 1921, d Toronto 10 Mar 1973. After service in World War II with the British army in India, he studied piano, composition, and theory at the GSM, London, then joined Decca Records as assistant artist manager.

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Derrick Inouye

Inouye, Derrick. Conductor, violinist, b Vancouver 26 Nov 1956. After early training in flute, piano, and violin he attended the University of British Columbia 1973-5 as a violin major, and showed a strong aptitude for conducting.

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Rita Letendre

Rita Letendre, painter, printmaker (b at Drummondville, Qué 1 Nov 1928). After study at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal, Letendre was influenced by Paul-Émile BORDUAS and the AUTOMATISTES. In 1962 she travelled in western Europe and Israel.

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John Walpole Willis

John Walpole Willis, judge (b in Eng 4 Jan 1793; d in Worcestershire, Eng 10 Sept 1877). Willis arrived in Upper Canada in 1827 to take office as puisne justice of the court of King's Bench.

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Marc Samson

(Joseph Jean) Marc Samson. Critic, born Lauzon, near Quebec City, 14 Oct 1929; died Québec City, 6 Mar 2008.

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John Thomas Mullock

John Thomas Mullock, Roman Catholic bishop (b at Limerick, Ire 27 Sept 1807; d at St John's 29 Mar 1869). Consecrated bishop in 1847, Mullock came to Newfoundland as coadjutor in 1848. Two years later he became bishop of Newfoundland and directed the affairs of the church energetically for 20 years.