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June Births

Dewhurst, Colleen
Colleen Dewhurst (June 3, 1924 – August 22, 1991) was a Canadian actress known most for theatre roles but most enduringly in her role as Marilla Cuthbert in the Kevin Sullivan television adap...
Longboat, Thomas Charles
Cogwagee (Thomas Charles Longboat) Born June 4, 1887 Died January 9, 1949 An Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation Indian reserve near Brantford, Ontar...
Algie, Wallace Lloyd
VC Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking troops which came under heavy enfilade machine-gun fire from...
Alexandrovna, Olga Romanov
Grand Duchess Olga was the was the youngest child of Emperor Alexander III of Russia and sister of murdered Russian Tsar Nicholas II.
Meighen, Arthur
9th Prime Minister of Canada in 1920-21 and again in 1926.
Monette, Richard
Richard Monette was a Canadian theatre legend. He was the director of the Stratford Festival and gifted actor.
Boogaard, Derek
Derek Boogaard was an NHL hockey player known for his role as an "enforcer".
Lismer, Arthur
Arthur Lismer was a painter and a member of the Group of Seven.
Borden, Sir Robert Laird
Sir Robert Laird Borden Born: 26 June 1854 Died: 10 June 1937
Thomson, Roy
Roy Thomson, newspaper and media baron -- he was literally a Baron having been bestowed with the title 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet. Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto was named in his honour.
Probert, Robert A.
"He was tough guy who played smart hockey."

June Deaths

Dafoe, Dr. Allan Roy
Dr. Dafoe was an obstetrician who was best known for delivering and caring for the Dionne quintuplets, the first quintuplets known to survive early infancy.
Mercer, Malcolm Smith
Major-General Malcolm Smith Mercer, CB was a general, barrister and art patron who practiced law in Toronto and led the 3rd Canadian Division during the first two years of the First World War...
Borden, Sir Robert Laird
Sir Robert Laird Borden Born: 26 June 1854 Died: 10 June 1937
Franklin, Sir John
Sir John Franklin, FRGS Born in Spilsby, Lincolnshire, England on April 16, 1786 Died on King William Island, Nunavut on June 11, 1847 Claim to fame: British Royal Navy officer and Arctic exp...
Thomson, Ken
Ken Thomson, was a Canadian businessman and art collector who, at the time of his death, was the richest person in Canada, and the ninth richest person in the world, according to Forbes.com, ...
Stanley, Sir Frederick Arthur
Sir Frederick Arthur Stanley was the 6th Governor General of Canada and the befefactor of the Stanley Cup for hockey.
Forrester, Maureen
World-renowned Canadian operatic contralto who earned praise on both the operatic and recital stages. Ms Forrester performed in many of the world's leading venues over her long and distinguis...
Rogers, Stan
Stan Rogers was a folk musician and songwriter.
Findley, Timothy
Tim Findley was an actor, playwright and author.
Campbell, Clarence
NHL referee and 3rd president of the NHL from 1946 to 1977. and member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Bennett, Richard Bedford
R.B. Bennett served as the 11th Prime Minister of Canada during the worst of the Great Depression years. Following his defeat as prime minister, Bennett moved to England, and was elevated to ...
Fox, Terry
Terry Fox was a humanitarian and an athlete. In 1980, with one leg amputated, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. He was forced to end his ques...
Booth, Billy Joe
Dorchester Ontario - Billy Joe Booth killed in an aircraft explosion; nine year defensive linesman with Ottawa Rough Riders.
Macdonald, Sir John Alexander
Sir John A. Macdonald was the first Prime Minister of Canada and a dominant figure in Canadian confederation. He was second longest serving Prime Minister and the only PM to win 6 majority go...