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William Perehudoff

William Perehudoff, painter (b at Langham, Sask, 21 Apr, 1918; d at Saskatoon 26 Feb, 2013). Though he lived most of his adult life in Saskatoon, he left the Prairies as a young man to study art.

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William Raphael

William Raphael, painter (b in W Prussia in 1833; d 15 Mar 1914 at Montréal, Qué). A graduate of the Berlin School of Art, Raphael came to Canada in 1860, becoming well known for his painting of the Montréal harbour and market life.

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William Reed

William Reed. Organist, choirmaster, composer, b Montreal 9 Sep 1859, d Quebec City 2 Nov 1945. An organ pupil of R.-O. Pelletier and Dominique Ducharme, he won a scholarship at 19 to study at Keble College, Oxford. He is said to have been chosen organist of the college from among 30 contestants.

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William Reimer

William Reimer. Bass-baritone, b Chilliwack, near Vancouver, 8 Apr 1931. He grew up in Yarrow, BC, and studied voice at the Mennonite Brethren Bible College in Winnipeg. At the 1960 Vancouver International Festival he sang Noye in Britten's Noye's Fludde.

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William Ronald

William Ronald, né Smith, painter and journalist (born 13 August 1926 in Stratford, ON; died 9 February 1998 in Toronto, ON).

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William Roy Mackenzie

William Roy Mackenzie. Literary scholar, folksong collector, writer, b River John, Pictou County, NS, 14 Feb 1883, d there September 1957; BA (Dalhousie) 1902, MA (Dalhousie) 1903, MA (Harvard) 1905, PH D English (Harvard) 1910, honorary LLD (Dalhousie) 1950.

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William Shatner

William Shatner, actor, author, director (b at Montréal 22 March 1931). William Shatner is best known for his role as Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek television series. The son of a clothing manufacturer, Shatner grew up in Montréal, where he began acting at summer camp at the age of 6.

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William Stevens

William (Jervis) Stevens, pianist, teacher (born 6 January 1921 in ​Montréal, ​QC, of American parents; died 1997). B.Mus. (McGill) 1943.

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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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William Tritt

William Tritt. Pianist, teacher, b Pointe-Claire (Montreal) 27 Dec 1951, d Montreal 23 Oct 1992; B MUS (Montreal) 1969, M MUS (Montreal) 1969.

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William Tutin Thomas

Thomas's ecclesiastical works include St Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Ottawa (1872-74); St James Memorial, Kemptville, Ontario (1873); St John's Anglican Church, Truro, Nova Scotia (1873-81); and the Church of St John the Evangelist (with Frank Darling), Montréal (1879-80).

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William Waterhouse

William (James) Waterhouse. Violinist, teacher, born Winnipeg 15 Aug 1917, died Saint-Boniface, Man. 22 Nov 2003; LAB (London) 1933, B MUS (Boston) 1950, M MUS (Boston) 1950, honorary RAM 1976. He began his musical training at four with his father, John, and Bernard Naylor.

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Willie Eckstein

Willie or Billy (William) Eckstein. Pianist, composer, b Pointe St-Charles (now Montreal), 6 Dec 1888, d Montreal 23 Sep 1963. He began playing piano at 3, and was billed at 12 in New York as 'The Boy Paderewski'.