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April Births

Burns, Pat
Pat Burns was an NHL coach from 1988 until 2004. He coached Montreal, Toronto, Boston and New Jersey. he was the only man voted the National Hockey League's coach of the year three times (198...
Faith, Percy
Percy Faith was a music producer, band-leader and pianist, Faith is best known for his composition, Theme From a Summer Place.
Booth, Billy Joe
Dorchester Ontario - Billy Joe Booth killed in an aircraft explosion; nine year defensive linesman with Ottawa Rough Riders.
Pickford, Mary
Gladys Louise Smith aka Mary Pickford was known as "America's Sweetheart". She was an actress and co-founder of United Artists and one of 36 co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts ...
Colebourn, Harry
Harry Colebourn was a Canadian veterinarian who is best known for donating his bear cub named "Winnie" (short for "Winnipeg") to the London Zoo. Winnie was the inspiration for A.A. Milne's fa...
Hollett, William "Flash"
Claim to fame: Hockey player Birth: Apr. 13, 1911 Death: Apr. 20, 1999 Interred: Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario.
Seagram, Joseph
Joseph Emm Seagram was an entrepreneur, racing administrator, community leader and politician.
Bourgeoys, Marguerite
Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, was the founder of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Montreal in the colony of New France, now part of Québec. She lived in Fort Ville-Marie (now Montreal) as of 1...
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...
Bombardier, Joseph-Armand
Joseph-Armand Bombardier, engineer, entrepreneur, inventor of the snowmobile and Ski-Doo (born 16 April 1907 in Valcourt, QC; died 18 February 1964 in Sherbrooke, QC). While Bombardier’s many...
Zezel, Peter
Peter Zezel spent 15 years in the NHL from 1984 to 1999. He finished his career playing 873 games, scoring 219 goals and 389 assists, with a total of 608 points.
Pearson, Lester Bowles
Lester B. Pearson was the fourteenth Prime Minister of Canada from 1963 to 1968. He was also awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1957.
McCulloch, Ernest
Ernest Armstrong McCulloch was a cellular biologist, co-discoverer of the existence of stem cells. Born in Toronto, Ontario April 27, 1926; died there January 20, 2011. McCulloch was educated...

April Deaths

Albani, Emma
Dame Emma Albani was a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th century. She performed operas for audiences as prestigious as Queen Victoria, Kaiser Wilhelm I and Tsar Alexander II....
Lach, Elmer
Elmer James Lach (January 22, 1918 – April 4, 2015) was a Canadian professional ice hockey centre who played 14 seasons for the Montreal Canadiens in the National Hockey League. He was part o...
Jackson, A. Y.
A.Y. Jackson was a Canadian painter and founding member of the Group of Seven.
Ballard, Harold
Harold Ballard was the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Hamilton Tiger Cats.
Wilson, J. Tuzo
J. Tuzo Wilson is geologist who is best-known for his theory of continental drift or plate tectonics.
Crombie, Jonathan
Jonathan Crombie (October 12, 1966 - April 15, 2015) was a Canadian actor. He was best known for playing Gilbert Blythe in CBC Television's 1985 Anne of Green Gables and its two sequels.
MacNeil, Rita
Rita MacNeil was a Canadian country and folk singer from the community of Big Pond on Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.
MacKenzie, Alexander
Alexander Mackenzie was the 2nd Prime Minister of Canada (November 7, 1873 – October 9, 1878).
Jerome of Sandy Cove
Jerome (also spelled Jérôme) is the name given to an unidentifiable man discovered on the beach of Sandy Cove, Nova Scotia, on September 8, 1863. He was found with both legs cut off to stumps,...
Hollett, William "Flash"
Claim to fame: Hockey player Birth: Apr. 13, 1911 Death: Apr. 20, 1999 Interred: Springcreek Cemetery, Mississauga, Ontario.
Hewitt, Foster
Foster Hewitt was a radio broadcaster most famous for his play-by-play calls for Hockey Night in Canada. He coined the phrase "He shoot! He scores!"
Lilienstein, Lois
Lois Lilienstein was a popular children\\\'s entertainer from the iconic group Sharon, Lois & Bram.
Fisher, Frederick
Lance-Corporal Frederick Fisher Born August 3 1895 in St. Catharines, Ontario Died April 23 1915, Ypres, Belgium First Canadian-born soldier to be awarded the prestigious Victoria Cross.
Montgomery, Lucy Maud
Author of the Anne of Green Gables series. During her lifetime, she published 20 novels, over 500 short stories, an autobiography and a book of poetry.
Jacobs, Jane
Jane Jacobs OC OOnt (born Jane Butzner; May 4, 1916 – April 25, 2006) was an American-Canadian journalist, author, and activist best known for her influence on urban studies. Her influential ...
Cunard, Samuel
Sir Samuel Cunard was a shipping magnate who founded the Cunard Line of steam ships.