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Arthur Jackman

Arthur Jackman, mariner, nicknamed "Viking Arthur" (b at Renews, Nfld 1843; d at St John's 31 Jan 1907). He commanded his first sealing steamer, Hawk, to the ice fields in 1872. His other vessels, in later years, included Aurora, Falcon, Terra Nova and Eagle.

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Peter Jacobs

Peter Jacobs, or Pahtahsega, meaning "one who makes the world brighter," Methodist missionary (b near present-day Belleville, Ont c 1807; d at Rama Reserve, Lk Simcoe, Ont 4 Sept 1890).

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F. E. J. Fry

Frederick Ernest Joseph (F. E. J.) Fry, aquatic ecologist (born 17 April 1908 in Woking, United Kingdom; died 22 May 1989).

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Sir Edward Hutton

Sir Edward Thomas Henry Hutton, soldier (b at Torquay, Eng 6 Dec 1848; d at Chertsey, Eng 4 Aug 1923). Hutton was general officer commanding the Dominion militia, 1898-1900, historically the most significant of the 8 British officers who held that appointment between 1880 and 1904.

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Icelandic Canadians

Icelanders, coming by way of Greenland, were the first European visitors to what is now Canada. The 2016 Canadian census reported 101,795 people with Icelandic ethnic origins, and 1440 people whose mother tongue was Icelandic.

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James Lorimer Ilsley

James Lorimer Ilsley, jurist, politician (b at Somerset, NS 3 Jan 1894; d at Halifax 14 Jan 1967). Educated at Acadia and Dalhousie, Ilsley practised law until his election to Parliament as a Liberal in 1926.

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Annie L. Jack

Annie Linda Jack, née Hayr, writer, horticulturist (born 1 January 1839 in Northamptonshire, England; died 15 February 1912 in Châteauguay, Quebec). Canada’s first professional woman garden writer, Annie Jack authored the popular manual The Canadian Garden: A Pocket Help for the Amateur. She was also a widely published poet, gardening columnist and social commentator.

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Henry Jackson

Henry Jackson, "Busher," hockey player (b at Toronto 19 Jan 1911; d there 6 June 1966). He joined Toronto Maple Leafs in 1929 and played left wing on the famous "Kid Line," with Joe Primeau and Charlie Conacher.

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Thomas Sterry Hunt

Thomas Sterry Hunt, chemist, geologist (b at Norwich, Conn 5 Sept 1826; d at New York C 12 Feb 1892). After studying at Yale under Benjamin Silliman Jr, Hunt joined the GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF CANADA in 1846 as a chemist and mineralogist.

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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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Norman Jewison

From 1944 to 1945, Jewison served with the Royal Canadian Navy overseas. After World War II, he attended Victoria College at the University of Toronto, where he wrote and directed the first All-Varsity Revue.

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Harold Elford Johns

His work was at all times characterized by the application of imagination and experimental skill backed by theoretical rigour to the solution of major problems, largely related to cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Ian and Sylvia

They soon became full time professionals and, with their first recording (1961), among the leaders of the folk-music boom in North America.

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Donald Brown

Donald (George) Brown. Lyric baritone, teacher, b Nelson, BC (5 April 1925 – 7 October 2017); ARCT 1949, LRCT 1951. After early studies with Mrs P. Ferguson in Nelson, he studied in Toronto with George Lambert, Emmy Heim, and for three months with Pauline Donalda.

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Pierre Brault

Pierre Florent Brault, musician, composer, arranger (born 3 August 1939 in Montreal, Quebec; died 14 January 2014 in Sherbrooke, Quebec). Winner of the Canadian Film Award for the soundtrack of La vraie nature de Bernadette, a movie directed by Gilles Carles in 1972, he also composed the music for the television show Passe-Partout which marked the Generation X.

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Maurice Brown

Maurice Brown. Bass-baritone, b Toronto, 1 Jan 1940; Artist and Licentiate Diploma (Toronto) 1962. He studied voice with Jeanne Pengelly, Irene Jessner, and Ernesto Vinci in Canada; Beatrice Rowe and Armen Boyajian in the USA; and Josef Metternich in Germany.

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Edwin Bélanger

Edwin Bélanger. Orchestra and band conductor, violinist, violist, arranger, teacher, b Montmagny, near Quebec City, 18 Nov 1910, d Quebec City, 14 Jan 2005; honorary D (University of Quebec) 1984.