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Guy Bourassa. Pianist, teacher, b St-Raymond-de-Portneuf, near Quebec City, 30 Jul 1923, died Québec City 5 Oct 2001.
Gideon Hicks. Bass-baritone, teacher, conductor, b Stoke-Climsland, Cornwall, England, 24 Jun 1868, d Victoria, BC, 23 Nov 1958. A pupil of C.C. Bethune in London, where he sang in concert and oratorio, Hicks moved to Vancouver in 1889.
Graeme Gibson, CM, writer, cultural activist, teacher (born 9 August 1934 in London, ON; died 18 September 2019 in London, England). Graeme Gibson was a noted Canadian author and conservationist. His novels Five Legs (1969), Communion (1971), Perpetual Motion (1982) and Gentleman Death (1993) were widely acclaimed. He also published the environmentally conscious The Bedside Book of Birds (2005) and The Bedside Book of Beasts (2009). A committed bird watcher, he helped found the Pelee Island Bird Observatory. He was also instrumental in forming the Writers’ Union of Canada, the Book and Periodical Development Council and the Writers’ Trust of Canada. He was a former president of PEN Canada and the longtime partner of Margaret Atwood.
Lanza, Alcides (Emigdio). Composer, conductor, pianist, teacher, b Rosario, Argentina, 2 Jun 1929, naturalized Canadian 1976. In Buenos Aires he studied piano with Ruwin Erlich, conducting with Roberto Kinsky, and composition with Julián Bautista and Alberto Ginastera.
Srul Irving Glick
Srul Irving (b Israel) Glick. Composer, radio producer, conductor, teacher, b Toronto 8 Sep 1934, d Toronto 17 Apr 2002; B MUS (Toronto) 1955, M MUS (Toronto), honorary FRCCO (1993).
George (Henry) Ziegler. Teacher, bandmaster, organist-choirmaster, b. Berlin (Kitchener), Ont, 1 Aug 1889, d. there 22 Oct 1981; LTCM piano 1909, ATCM organ 1912. He played in the Ziegler Family Orchestra and at 13 became the youngest member of the Berlin Musical Society Band.
Sir Daniel Wilson
Sir Daniel Wilson, scientist, author, educator (b at Edinburgh, Scot 5 Jan 1816; d at Toronto 6 Aug 1892). Wilson was a man of many talents.
Josephte Dufresne. Pianist, teacher (Trois-Rivières, Québec, January 9, 1929 - Ste-Hyacinthe, Québec, February 7, 1995). She studied piano in Trois-Rivières and Montreal with Jean-Marie Beaudet and, thanks to the Prix d'Europe (1950), in Paris with Yves Nat.
Sonja Behrens (née Peterson), pianist, teacher (born 13 April 1938 in Medford, Oregon; died 24 February 2012 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania). B MUS (Willamette), M SC (Juilliard) 1962, PhD (Boston).
F.R.C. (Frederick Robert Charles) Clarke. Organist-choirmaster, composer, teacher, administrator, b Vancouver 7 Aug 1931, d Kingston 18 Nov 2009; ARCT piano 1948, ARCT organ 1951, B MUS (Toronto) 1951, FCCO 1952, D MUS (Toronto) 1954.
Charles Margrave Taylor, CC, GOQ, philosopher, political theorist and public intellectual (born 5 November 1931 in Montreal, Quebec). An internationally celebrated Canadian philosopher, Taylor’s work bridges the gap between philosophical theory and political action. His writings have been translated into more than 20 languages, and have covered a range of subjects including multiculturalism, modernity, humanity, morality, artificial intelligence, language, social behaviour and Canadian politics.
Frank (Edward) Blachford. Violinist, teacher, conductor, composer, b Toronto 28 Dec 1879, d Calgary 24 Jun 1957; ATCM 1897. He studied at the TCM with Bertha Drechsler Adamson, graduating in 1897, and continued at the Leipzig Cons with Hans Sitt and Carl Reinecke.
George (James) Lambert. Baritone, teacher, b Long Preston, Yorkshire, England, 17 Dec 1900, d Toronto 13 Sep 1971. He was a choir boy in Ribblesdale but began adult voice studies after World War I with Frederic Lord, singing in oratorio and playing soccer professionally.
Sister Marie-Stéphane (b Hélène Côté). Teacher, composer, b St-Barthélémy, Que, 9 Jan 1888, d Montreal 9 Aug 1985; D MUS (Montreal) 1936. She began musical studies at five with her elder sister and continued them in her parish convent.
G. Roy Fenwick
G. (George) Roy Fenwick. Educator, writer, adjudicator, broadcaster, b Hamilton, Ont, 11 May 1889, d Ottawa 8 Jul 1970; LTCM 1911, B MUS (Toronto) 1927, D MUS (Montreal) 1950. His mother was Maggie Barr, a Scottish soprano.
Thomas McCulloch, educator, theologian, author (b at Ferenze, Scot 1776; d at Halifax 9 Sept 1843). One of the most prominent educators and theologians in the Maritimes, McCulloch was a prolific letter writer, as well as the author of books on theology and Letters of Mephibosheth Stepsure.
(William) Edward Broome. Choir conductor, organist, composer, teacher, b Manchester 3 Jan 1868, d Toronto 28 Apr 1932; piano diploma RAM 1884, Fellow (Guild of Organists) 1889, B MUS (Trinity College, Toronto) 1901, D MUS (Toronto) 1908.
Gladys (Alma) Egbert (b McKelvie). Piano teacher, b Rapid City, near Brandon, Man, 31 Dec 1896, d Calgary 7 Mar 1968; honorary FRAM 1936, honorary LLD (Alberta) 1965. Her family moved to Calgary in 1903 and she began piano study with Ada Dowling Costigan.
Ronald R. MacKay
Ronald (Raymond) MacKay. Bandmaster, conductor, teacher, hornist, composer, b Dunnville, Ont, 26 Sep 1928, d Cole Harbour, NS, 14 Apr 2008.