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Jim Blackley

Jim (James David) Blackley, teacher, drummer (born 4 March 1927 in Edinburgh, Scotland; died 16 July 2017 in Barrie, ON).

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Johanne Perron

Johanne Perron. Cellist, teacher, b Chicoutimi, Que, 13 Apr 1959; premier prix chamber music (CMQ) 1977, premier prix cello (CMQ) 1978, M MUS (Yale) 1981.

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John Allan Irving

John Allan Irving, philosopher (b in Blenheim Township, Ont 6 May 1903; d at Toronto 3 Jan 1965). As an instructor in philosophy he was first at Princeton, and then at UBC.

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John Arab

John (Joseph) Arab. Tenor, teacher, b Halifax, NS, of Lebanese parents, 15 Jul 1930, d Toronto 11 Jun 2000. He studied 1950-3 at the Maritime Conservatory of Music in Halifax with Teodor Brilts, summers 1953-66 at the Banff SFA, and 1954-66 at the RCMT with Ernesto Vinci.

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John Bartlet Brebner

John Bartlet Brebner, historian (b at Toronto 19 May 1895; d at New York C, NY 9 Nov 1957). Educated at University of Toronto, Oxford and Columbia University, he taught 1921-25 at U of T and then moved to Columbia U for the rest of his academic life.

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John Beckwith

His paternal forebears settled in Nova Scotia in 1760. Both parents were musical and encouraged the development of his talent. In Victoria he sang in the Anglican Cathedral choir directed by Stanley Bulley and studied piano at the age of six with Ogreta McNeill, then with Gwendoline Harper.

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John Bland

John Bland, emeritus professor of architecture at McGill, distinguished architect, town planner, architectural historian and author as well as one of the foremost educators of architects in Canada (b at Lachine, Qué 13 Nov 1911; d in Montreal March 26, 2002).

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John Charles Dent

John Charles Dent, journalist, historian (b at Kendal, Eng 8 Nov 1841; d at Toronto 27 Sept 1888). After a newspaper career abroad and in Toronto he became a freelance writer. His most successful book was the illustrated 4-vol Canadian Portrait Gallery (1880-81); he wrote 185 of its 204 sketches.

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John Clark Murray

John Clark Murray, philosopher (b at Thread and Tannahill, Scot 19 Mar 1836; d at Montréal 20 Nov 1917). Murray's career as a philosopher began in 1862 at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario.

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John Godfrey

John Ferguson Godfrey, academic, editor, politician (b at Toronto 19 Dec 1942). A surprising choice to become editor of the Financial Post in 1987, Godfrey was educated at University of Toronto and Oxford, where he studied French history.

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John King Gordon

John King Gordon (b at Winnipeg 6 Dec 1900; d at Ottawa 24 Feb 1989), son of Charles GORDON (pen name Ralph Connor). After studying at the universities of Manitoba, Oxford and the Union Theological Seminary, Gordon taught at United Theological College in Montréal.

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John McCaul

John McCaul. Educator, theologian, impresario, b Dublin 7 Mar 1807, d Toronto 16 Apr 1886; BA (Dublin) 1824, MA (Dublin) 1828, LL D (Dublin) 1835. A specialist in classical languages, McCaul moved to Toronto in 1839 as principal of Upper Canada College.

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John Meisel

John Meisel, educator, public servant (b at Vienna, Austria 23 Oct 1923). He is known to academics as a leading student of Canadian politics and to the public as chairman of the CANADIAN RADIO-TELEVISION AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION (CRTC).

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John Norman Emerson

John Norman Emerson, professor, archaeologist (b at Toronto 13 Mar 1917; d there 18 Nov 1978). As a Huron-Iroquois specialist, he was the first in Canada to establish a continuing training program for Canadian archaeologists.