Friday, October 31, 2014

Featured Canadian

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Featured Cemetery

St. James Cemetery, Toronto
St. James Cemetery is the oldest cemetery in Toronto still in operation. The cemetery opened in 1844 as the burial ground for St. James Cathedral.
  • Stephanie Allen
  • Cathy Andrews
  • Glenn Dickson
  • Jocelyn Gordon

Stephanie Allen

I learned my love of "spirit walking" from my Mother. My Mum, Barbara Ann Scott , was an avid genealogist who spent many days in cemeteries in Ontario , Quebec and even some in Scotland.

I joined my Mother on many of

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Cathy AndrewsCathy is a member of the Dead Canadian team.  Biography pending.

 

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Glenn DicksonGlenn is a member of the Dead Canadian team.  Biography pending.

 

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Jocelyn Gordon

I have been interested in history for almost as long as I can remember. My mother and grandfather took me to see the King Tut exhibit at the AGO in 1979 when I was six years old.  An interest in

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Born this day

October Births

Brock, Sir Isaac
His military actions in the War of 1812, particularly his success at Detroit, earned him a knighthood, membership in the Order of Bath, accolades and the sobriquet “Hero of Upper Canada.”
Montferrand, Joseph
Jos Montferrand was a logger, strong man, voyageur and hero of the working man. He was the inspiration for the legendary Big Joe Mufferaw.
Papineau, Louis-Joseph
Louis-Joseph Papineau was a politician, lawyer, and the landlord of the seigneurie de la Petite-Nation. He was the leader of the reformist Patriote movement before the Lower Canada Rebellion of 1837–...
Keith, Alexander
Alexander Keith was mayor of the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a Conservative member of the provincial legislature, and the founder of the Alexander Keith's Nova Scotia Brewery.
Riel, Louis
Louis Riel was a politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and leader of the Métis. He sought to preserve Métis rights and culture as their homelands in the Northwest. He is regarded by many...
Walker, Byron Edmund
Sir Byron Edmund Walker was a wealthy banker who is best remember for his philanthropic support of the arts. He was a patron of many Canadian educational and cultural institutions such as the Univers...
McPherson, Aimee Semple
Aimee Semple McPerson was a theatrical evangalist and media celebrity. She is known as a pioneer for her innovative use of radio in attracting followers from all over North America.
Holmes, Thomas
Thomas Holmes received the Victoria Cross for Valour on the field.
McClung, Nellie
Nellie McClung was a Canadian feminist, politician, and social activist. She was a part of the "The Famous Five" who launched the "Persons Case," which ultimately declared women "persons" under Candi...
Jackson, A. Y.
A.Y. Jackson was a Canadian painter and founding member of the Group of Seven.
McFarlane, Leslie
Leslie McFarlane was a Canadian journalist, novelist, screenwriter and filmmaker. McFarlane is most famous for ghostwriting many of the early books in the very successful Hardy Boys series using the ...
Douglas, Thomas Clement
Tommy Douglas is best known as the "father of medicare" in Canada.
Wilson, J. Tuzo
J. Tuzo Wilson is geologist who is best-known for his theory of continental drift or plate tectonics.
Candy, John
John Candy was an actor and comedian. He rose to fame as a member of the Toronto branch of The Second City, and in his role in comedy films.
Saltzman, Harry
Harry Saltzman is best known as the co-producer of 'Dr. No', 'Goldfinger' and seven more James Bond films from 1962-1974.
Trudeau, Pierre
Pierre Trudeau was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada. His Order of Canada citation reads "Lawyer, professor, author and defender of human rights this statesman served as Prime Minister of Canada for ...
Findley, Timothy
Tim Findley was an actor, playwright and author.
Lancaster, Ron
Claim to fame: Football player, CFL Birth: 14 October 1938 (Fairchance, Pennsylvania., USA) Death: 18 September 2008 (Hamilton, Ontario) Cemetery: Unknown

October Deaths

Bathiah Duglass
The oldest known headstone in Canada is that of Bathiah Duglass at the Garrison Cemetery at Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia.
Simcoe, John Graves
John Graves Simcoe was the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada. He founded York (now Toronto) and was instrumental in introducing courts, trial...
Brock, Sir Isaac
His military actions in the War of 1812, particularly his success at Detroit, earned him a knighthood, membership in the Order of Bath, accolades and...
Tecumseh
Shawnee Chief. Led confederation of First Nations in league with the British, against the Americans, in the War of 1812. Was killed during the Battle...
Montferrand, Joseph
Jos Montferrand was a logger, strong man, voyageur and hero of the working man. He was the inspiration for the legendary Big Joe Mufferaw.
Secord, Laura Ingersoll
Laura Secord was the heroine who walked 32 km to warn the British that the Americans planned an attack at Beaver Dams on the Niagara peninsula in 181...
Abbott, Sir John Joseph Caldwell
3rd Prime Minister of Canada Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1821 St. Andrews, Lower Canada Date of Death: 30-Oct-1893 Montréal, Québec Cemetery: Mount Royal C...
Tupper, Charles
Sir Charles Tupper. 6th Prime Minister of Canada, Canadian Prime Minister and Premier of Nova Scotia, Father of Confederation
Richardson, James
James Richardson was posthumously awarded a Victoria Cross "for most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty ... strode up and down outside the wire...
Clarke, Leo
Cpl. Leo Clarke earned his Victoria Cross in 1916. He was sent to clear a section of trench when he was attacked by 20 German soldiers. He stood his ...
Andrew Bonar Law was born in New Brunswick and went on to become the Prime Minister of Great Britain. He was the only person born outside of the Brit...
Emily Murphy was appointed police magistrate for Edmonton in 1916, making her the British Empire's and Canada's first female judge. She was one of th...
Carmichael, Franklin
Franklin Carmichael was a member of the Group of Seven. He was primarily a watercolourist but also worked as an illustrator and teacher.
Mayer, Louis B.
Louis B. Mayer was one of the founders of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. He grew up Saint John, Ne...
Arden, Elizabeth
Florence Nightingale Graham, who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a Canadian businesswoman who built a cosmetics empire.
Gould, Glenn Herbert
Glenn Gould was a pianist who became one of the best-known and most celebrated classical pianists of the twentieth century. He was particularly renow...
Kerr, Frank
Frank Kerr, aka Frankie Venom, was the lead singer of punk rock pioneers Teenage Head, founded at Westdale High School in Hamilton, Ontario in 1975.
Weider, Ben
Born: 1 February 1923 Died: 17 October 2008 (Jewish General Hospital, Montreal) Interred: Victorian Cemetery Association, de la savane
Wiseman, Joseph
Joseph Wiseman was a theatre and film actor. He is best known for starring as Dr. No in the James Bond movie. He also had a notable career on Broadwa...