Abbott, Sir John Joseph Caldwell - Sir John Joseph Caldwell Abbott - 3rd Prime Minister of Canada 3rd Prime Minister of Canada Date of Birth: 12-Mar-1821St. Andrews, Lower Canada Date of Death: 30-Oct-1893Montréal, Québec Cemetery: Mount Royal Cemetery Date of Birth 1900-03-12 Place of birth :St. Andrews,… Continue Reading
Albani, Emma - Date of Birth 1847-11-01 Place of birth: Chambly, Quebec Date of Death 1930-04-03 Place of death: London, England. Brompton Cemetery, London UK Also known as Marie-Louise-Emma-Cécile Lajeunesse Dame Emma Albani was a leading soprano of the 19th century and early 20th… Continue Reading
Alexandrovna, Olga Romanov - Date of Birth 1882-06-13 Date of Death 1960-11-24 Also known as Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess 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.… Continue Reading
Wallace Lloyd Algie Algie, Wallace Lloyd - Wallace Lloyd Algie Date of Birth 1891-06-10 Place of birth: Alton (Caledon), Ontario Date of Death 1918-10-11 Place of death: Cambrai, France VC Citation: For most conspicuous bravery and self-sacrifice on the 11th October, 1918, north-east of Cambrai, when with attacking… Continue Reading
George Andrews Andrews, George Henry - George Andrews Born: March 24th, 1928, 130 Queensdale Ave. Toronto, Ontario Died: January 22nd, 1982 01:38 hrs. Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario of kidney failure resulting from complications of Diabetes Buried: St. John's Norway Cemetery, Toronto Ontario January 26th 1982… Continue Reading
Apps, Sylvanus “Syl” - Date of Birth 1915-01-18 Place of birth: Paris, Ontario Date of Death 1998-12-24 Place of death: Kingston, Ontario Cemetery: Mountview Cemetery. Exact location in cemetery is unknown Also known as Charles Joseph Sylvanus Apps and Syl Apps Sr. Syl Apps won… Continue Reading
Elizabeth Arden Arden, Elizabeth - Date of Birth 1884-12-31 Place of birth: Woodbridge, Ontario Date of Death1966-10-18 Place of death: New York City, New York Also known as Florence Nightingale Graham (at birth) Florence Nightingale Graham, who went by the business name Elizabeth Arden, was a… Continue Reading
Babcock, John - Date of Birth 1900-07-23 Place of birth: Frontenac County, Ontario Date of Death 2010-02-18 Place of death: Spokane, Washington Also known asJohn Henry Foster BabcockJack Babcock John Babcock was the last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served… Continue Reading
Baldwin, Robert - Date of Birth1804-05-12Place of birth:York (now Toronto), Upper Canada (now Ontario)Date of Death1858-12-09Place of death:at his home "Spadina", Yorkville (Toronto), Ontario (Canada West) Robert Baldwin along with his political partner Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine, led the first responsible ministry in Canada, regarded by… Continue Reading
Ballard, Harold - Date of Birth 1903-07-30 Place of birth: Toronto, Ontario Date of Death1990-04-11 Place of death: Toronto, Ontario Also known as Edwin Harold Ballard (at birth)Harold E. Ballard Harold Ballard was the owner of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Hamilton Tiger Cats.… Continue Reading
Banting, Frederick - Date of Birth 1891-11-14 Place of birth: Alliston, Ontario Date of Death 1941-02-21 Place of death: near Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland Cause of death: Airplane crash Also known as Sir Frederick Grant Banting Frederick Banting was the discoverer of insulin and winner… Continue Reading
Barilko, Bill - Date of Birth 1927-03-25 Place of birth: Timmins, OntarioDate of Death 1951-08-26 Place of death: near Cochrane, OntarioAlso known as William Barilko, "Bashin' Bill" Barilko Bill Barilko scored the overtime goal in game 5 of the 1950-51 Stanley Cup playoffs to… Continue Reading
Barker, William George - Date of Birth 1894-11-03 Place of birth: Dauphin, Manitoba Date of Death1930-03-12 Place of death: Rockcliffe Aerodrome, Ottawa, Ontario Cause of death: flying accident Also known as Billy Barker William George Barker VC, DSO & Bar, MC & Two Bars was… Continue Reading
Bay, Frances - Date of Birth 1919-01-23 Place of birth: Mannville, Alberta Date of Death 2011-09-15Place of death: Tarzana, California, U.S. Cause of death: complications from pneumonia Also known as Frances Goffman Frances Bay was an actress primarily known for her character roles in… Continue Reading
Bell, Alexander Graham - Date of Birth 1847-03-03 Place of birth: Edinburgh, Scotland Date of Death1922-08-02Place of death: Beinn Bhreagh, Nova Scotia Also known as Aleck Bell Alexander Graham Bell was an eminent scientist, inventor, engineer and innovator who is credited with inventing the first… Continue Reading
Blake, Hector “Toe” - Date of Birth1912-08-21Place of birth: Victoria Mines, Ontario Date of Death 1995-05-17 Place of death: Montreal, Quebec Cause of death: pneumonia as a complication of Alzheimer's Disease Also known as Hector Blake, Old Lamplighter Toe Blake was a hockey player and… Continue Reading
Carmichael, Franklin - Date of Birth 1890-05-04 Place of birth: Orillia, Ontario Date of Death 1945-10-24 Place of death: Toronto, Ontario Cause of death: pancreatic cancer Franklin Carmichael was a member of the Group of Seven.  He was primarily a watercolourist but also worked… Continue Reading
Duglass, Bathiah - Date of Death 1720-10-01 Place of death: Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia Also known as Bathiah Douglass The oldest known headstone in Canada is that of Bathiah Duglass at the Garrison Cemetery at Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia. Headstone Inscription: HERE LYES Ye… Continue Reading
Frum, Barbara - Date of Birth 1937-09-08 Place of birth: Niagara Falls, New York Date of Death 1992-03-26 Cause of death: leukemia Also known as Barbara Rosberg Claim to fame: Newscaster, journalist and TV Host. Interment Info Barbara Frum was originally interred at Pardes… Continue Reading
Greene, Lorne - Date of Birth 1915-02-12 Place of birth: Ottawa, Ontario Date of Death 1987-09-11 Place of death: Santa Monica, California Cause of death:Complications following surgery for a perforated ulcer Also known as Lyon Himan Lorne Greene 1915-1987broadcaster, actor, born on February 12… Continue Reading
Karsh, Yousuf - Yousuf Karsh was one of the most famous and accomplished portrait photographers of all time. Continue Reading
Macdonald, Sir John A. - 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 governments. Continue Reading
Barbara Ann Scott Scott, Barbara Ann - Born 22 February 1947 in Notre Dame Hospital, Montréal, Québec.Died 22 February 2006 Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital, Tillsonburg, Ontario.Barbara Ann was third and the last child born to William Charles Scott and Jemima Broach Campbell. Date of Birth 1947-02-22 Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec… Continue Reading
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 University of Toronto, National Gallery of Canada, Art… Continue Reading

February Births & Deaths

Babcock, John - Date of Birth 1900-07-23 Place of birth: Frontenac County, Ontario Date of Death 2010-02-18 Place of death: Spokane, Washington Also known asJohn Henry Foster BabcockJack Babcock John Babcock was the last known surviving veteran of the Canadian military to have served… Continue Reading
Banting, Frederick - Date of Birth 1891-11-14 Place of birth: Alliston, Ontario Date of Death 1941-02-21 Place of death: near Musgrave Harbour, Newfoundland Cause of death: Airplane crash Also known as Sir Frederick Grant Banting Frederick Banting was the discoverer of insulin and winner… Continue Reading
Greene, Lorne - Date of Birth 1915-02-12 Place of birth: Ottawa, Ontario Date of Death 1987-09-11 Place of death: Santa Monica, California Cause of death:Complications following surgery for a perforated ulcer Also known as Lyon Himan Lorne Greene 1915-1987broadcaster, actor, born on February 12… Continue Reading
Barbara Ann Scott Scott, Barbara Ann - Born 22 February 1947 in Notre Dame Hospital, Montréal, Québec.Died 22 February 2006 Tillsonburg Memorial Hospital, Tillsonburg, Ontario.Barbara Ann was third and the last child born to William Charles Scott and Jemima Broach Campbell. Date of Birth 1947-02-22 Place of birth: Montreal, Quebec… Continue Reading