Stanley Bréhaut Ryerson, historian, COMMUNIST PARTY OF CANADA leader (born 12 March 1911 in Toronto, ON; died 25 April 1998 in Montréal, QC). After attending Upper Canada College and University of Toronto he studied at the Sorbonne, Paris (1931-34), where he encountered European communist politics.
Georges-Henri Lévesque, priest, sociologist, administrator (born 16 February 1903 in Roberval, QC; died 15 January 2000). After studying at the Dominican College in Ottawa and Université de Lille, France, he taught at the College as well as at Université de Montréal and Laval.
Sol Simon Reisman, public servant (born 19 June 1919 in Montréal; died 9 March 2008). Reisman was educated at McGill U and London School of Economics. He joined the Canadian Dept of Labour in 1946 and shortly thereafter moved to the finance dept, then the nerve centre of the federal government.
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.
Helen Kathleen Mussallem, nursing educator (born 7 January 1915 in Prince Rupert, BC; died 9 November 2012 in Ottawa, ON). After beginning her career as a staff nurse at the Vancouver General Hospital, she served overseas during WWII as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps.