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Architects [edit ] Douglas Cardinal (born 1934) – architect of OC RAIC Canadian Museum of Civilization Ernest Cormier (1885–1980) – architect of OC RAIC Supreme Court of Canada building A.J. Diamond (born 1934) – architect of OC RAIC Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts David Ewart (1841–1921) – Chief Dominion Architect (1896 to 1914), architech of ISO Dominion Archives Building, Royal Canadian Mint, Victoria Memorial Museum, Connaught Building in Ottawa [1 ] Arthur Erickson (1924–2008) – architect of CC RAIC Simon Fraser University, Robson Square, and the Embassy of Canada in Washington Étienne Gaboury (born 1930) – architect of the Embassy of Canada in RAIC OAA Mexico and the Royal Canadian Mint building in Winnipeg Frank Gehry (born 1929) – architect of CC LLD ( ) hc PhD ( ) hc DEng ( ) hc DArch ( ) hc DA ( ) hc AIA Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Experience Music Project, Walt Disney Concert Hall, and the Art Gallery of Ontario Dan Hanganu (born 1946) – architect of OQ DArch ( ) hc RAIC OAQ Pointe-à-Callière Museum and Montreal Archival Centre Stephen Irwin (born c. 1944) – architect of RAIC RIBA OAA Purdy's Wharf Bruce Kuwabara (born 1949) FRAIC OAA AIA RAIC – architect of the Gardiner Museum, and Kitchener City Hall E.J. Lennox (1854–1933) – architect of RAIC OAA Old City Hall in Toronto, and Casa Loma John M. Lyle (1872–1945) FRIBA OAA RAIC – architect of the New York Public Library, the Royal Alexandra Theatre, and Toronto's Union Station Raymond Moriyama (born 1929), architect of the CC OOnt Ontario Science Centre, Ottawa City Hall, and Canadian War Museum John Ostell (1813–1892) – architect of the McGill University Arts Building, and the Montreal Custom House Francis Rattenbury (1867–1935) – architect of the RAIC AIBC British Columbia Parliament Buildings, and the Empress Hotel Moshe Safdie (born 1938) – architect of CC LLD ( ) hc FRAIC FAIA Habitat 67, the National Gallery of Canada, and Vancouver Library Square Fariborz Sahba (born 1948) Masters degree from Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Tehran – architect of Lotus Temple, and Terraces (Bahá'í) Bing Thom (born 1940) – architect of CM FRAIC AIBC Central City Centre Ronald Thom (1923–1986) – architect of FRAIC AIBC Massey College, the Shaw Theatre, and Trent University Artists [edit ] Actors [edit ] Broadcasters [edit ] Musicians [edit ] Visual arts [edit ] Cartoonists [edit ] Astronauts [edit ] Athletes [edit ] Business personalities [edit ] Aitken, Max, Baron Beaverbrook (1879–1964) – publishing baron, entrepreneur PC Asper, David (born 1958) – chairman, Canwest Global Communications Asper, Izzy (1932–2003) – chairman, Canwest Global Communications OC QC OM PhD ( ) hc LLD ( ) hc Black, Conrad, Lord Black of Crossharbour (born 1944) – entrepreneur, publisher OC PC KCSG LLD ( ) hc Boyle, Willard (born 1924) – invented Charge-coupled device Bronfman, Samuel (1889–1971) – founder of CC Seagram's Campeau, Robert (born 1923) – real-estate mogul Cooke, Jack Kent (1912–1997) – owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Kings, Washington Redskins and the Chrysler Building Cunard, Sir Samuel (1787–1865) – founder of Bt Cunard Line Davidson, William (1740–1790) – lumberman, shipbuilder, merchant DeGroote, Michael (born 1932) – businessman and philanthropist OC Desmarais, Paul (1927-2013) – Chairman, Power Corporation of Canada PC CC LLD ( ) hc Dobbin, Craig (1935–2006) – founder, chairman and CEO of OC ScD ( ) hc LLD ( ) hc CHC Helicopter Corporation Dunn, Sir James Hamet (1874–1956) – financier, steel magnate Bt Eaton, Timothy (1834–1907) – founder of Eaton's department stores Ebbers, Bernie (born 1941) – former CEO of LLD ( ) hc WorldCom Fuller, Alfred (1885–1973) – Fuller Brush Company Girouard, Sir Édouard (1867–1932) – railway builder, governor KSMG Irving, K. C. (1899–1992) – industrialist OC ONB Johnson, F. Ross (born 1931) – former CEO of RJR Nabisco Joyce, Ron (born 1930) – original partner with Horton in CM DComm ( ) hc Tim Hortons, primary builder of the chain Killam, Izaak Walton (1885–1955) – major financier Laliberté, Guy (born 1959) – founder and owner of the OC CQ Cirque du Soleil Lee-Chin, Michael (born 1951) – CEO of AIC Diversified Canada Split Corp. and The National Commercial Bank of Jamaica LLD ( ) hc Li, Victor (born 1964) – deputy chairman of Cheung Kong (Holdings) Limited Luckett, Pete (unknown) – owner of Pete's Frootique and host of The Food Hunter Macdonald, Sir William C. (1831–1917) – tobacco manufacturer, education philanthropist Matthews, Sir Terence Hedley (born 1943) – entrepreneur, chairman of KBE FIEE FREng ( ) hc Mitel Mayer, Louis B. (1885–1957) – co-founder of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Studios McCain, Harrison (1927–2004) – New Brunswick potato magnate CC ONB Colonel McLaughlin, Samuel (1871–1972) – Buick automobile manufacturer CC CD ED LLD ( ) hc McTavish, Simon (1750–1804) – fur trader Molson, John (1763–1836) – founder of Molson Breweries Molson, Hartland (1907–2002) – OC GOQ OBE DCL ( ) hc Senator, President of Molson Breweries Munk, Peter (born 1927) – founder of OC LLD ( ) hc Barrick Gold Pattison, Jim (born 1928) – chairman, president, CEO, and owner of the CM OBC Jim Pattison Group Péladeau, Pierre (1925–1997) – founder of CM OQ Quebecor Inc. Péladeau, Pierre Karl (born 1961) – President, CEO of Quebecor Inc., Québecor Média Inc. and Sun Media Corporation Porritt, Richard (1901–1985) – mining industry executive OC LLD ( ) hc Pouliot, Jean (1923–2004) – founder of CFCF et Télévision Quatre Saisons Redpath, John (1796–1869) – canal builder, sugar refinery founder Reichmann, Paul (born 1930) – developer of Canary Wharf Rogers, Edward Samuel (1933–2008) – Was president and CEO of OC ScD ( ) hc Rogers Communications Roth, John (born 1942) – former CEO Nortel Networks Saputo, Lino (born 1937) – founder of Saputo Sharp, Isadore (born 1931) – founder of the OC LLD ( ) DComm ( hc ) hc Four Seasons Hotel chain Smith, E.D. (1858–1943) – founder of E.D. Smith & Sons Ltd Solomons, Levy (1730–1792) – merchant and fur trader Stairs, John F. (1848–1904) – entrepreneur, statesman Stronach, Frank (born 1932) – entrepreneur, founder of CM Magna International Taylor, E. P. (1901–1989) – entrepreneur, thoroughbred horse breeder Taylor, Nat (unknown) – originator of Cineplex Entertainment Thomson, Kenneth, Baron Thomson of Fleet (1923–2006) Thomson, Roy, Baron Thomson of Fleet (1894–1976) – entrepreneur, publisher GBE DLitt ( ) hc DCL ( ) hc LLD ( ) hc DHL ( ) hc Van Horne, Sir William Cornelius (1843–1915) – constructed the KCMG Canadian Pacific Railway Warner, Jack (1892–1978) – founder of Warner Bros. Studios Weston, Galen (born 1940) – owner of OC OOnt Loblaws, Holt Renfrew, and Selfridges Young, Bob (unknown) – self-publishing web-site, owner of CFL Hamilton Tiger Cats Criminals and suspects [edit ] Angélique, Marie-Joseph (1710–1734) – executed for setting the city of Montreal on fire Aziga, Johnson (born 1956) – first person to be charged with first-degree murder in Canada for spreading HIV Bernardo, Paul (born 1964) – murderer, rapist Blass, Richard (1945–1975) – multiple murderer Boyd, Edwin Alonzo (1914–2002) – bank robber Cossette-Trudel, Jacques (born 1947) – FLQ Terrorist Cossette-Trudel, Louise (born 1947) – FLQ Terrorist Dick, Evelyn (born 1920) – convicted of infanticide; convicted and acquitted of having murdered her husband Fisher, Larry (born 1949) – convicted of the murder for which David Milgaard (see "Wrongfully convicted", below) was originally convicted and subsequently exonerated Guité, Charles (born c. 1943) – fraud Homolka, Karla (born 1970) – murderer Bindy Johal (b.1971 – 1998), Vancouver gangster Lanctôt, Jacques (born 1945) – FLQ Terrorist Langlois, Yves (born 1947) FLQ Terrorist Latimer, Robert (born 1953) – convicted of second-degree murder Legere, Allan (born 1948) – serial killer Lépine, Marc (1964–1989) – mass murderer Lortie, Bernard (born 1951) – FLQ Terrorist Lortie, Denis (unknown) – murderer Marks, Grace (1828-unknown) — convicted of murder in 1843 Mitchell, Patrick (Paddy) – bank robber, leader of The Stopwatch Gang Allan McLean (1855–1881), son of Fort Kamloops Chief Trader and leader and eldest of the group known as the Wild McLean Boys, who went on a killing spree with his brothers and accomplice Alex Hare in the British Columbia Interior in 1876 Olson, Clifford (1940–2011) – serial child murderer Perri, Rocco (1887 – c. 1944) – gangster, bootlegger Pickton, Robert (born 1949) – serial murderer Reyat, Inderjit Singh (unknown) – terrorist Riel, Louis (1844–1885) – Executed for treason Rivard, Lucien (c. 1915–2002) – narcotics smuggler Rose, Paul (born 1943) – FLQ Terrorist Ryan, Frank (born 1942) – gangster Simard, Francis (born 1946) – FLQ Terrorist Slumach (b? – 1891), Katzie man convicted and hung for the murder of Louis Bee, a Kanaka (Hawaiian) half-breed Smith, Cathy (born 1948) – convicted of manslaughter in death of John Belushi Thatcher, Colin (born 1938) – murderer Twitchell, Mark (born 1979) – murderer Williams, Russell (born 1963) – former RCAF military pilot and wing commander; convicted murderer, rank and decorations revoked upon conviction. Wrongfully convicted or lynched [edit ] Educators [edit ] Ambrose, J. Willis (c. 1911-unknown) – Queen's University professor Armstrong, Richard Lee (1937–1991) – FRSC University of British Columbia professor, geochemist Calvert, Stephen E. (born 1962) – FRSC University of British Columbia emeritus professor, geologist, oceanographer Cerny, Petr (unknown) – ScD ( ) hc FRSC University of Manitoba professor, mineralogist and crystallographer Cunning, Henry C. (1901–1991) – University of British Columbia professor, geologist ScD ( ) hc FRSC Dreimanis, Aleksis (born 1914) – University of Western Ontario emeritus professor, quaternary geologist Gill, James E. (1901–1980) – McGill University professor, geologist Hawley, James Edwin (1897–1965) – Queen's professor, geologist ( Hawleyite) Hawthorne, Frank (born 1946) – OC FRSC University of Manitoba professor, mineralogist and crystallographer Hoodless, Adelaide (1858–1910) – education and women's activist Ignatieff, Michael (born 1947) – University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Oxford and University of Cambridge professor, political science Johanson, Sue (born 1930) – CM sex educator Keen, Michael John (1935–1991) – Dalhousie University professor, marine geoscientist Kelly, Sean, (born 1940) – Pratt Institute, NYC, Humanities & Media Studies, writer Mackay, J. Ross (born 1915) – OC FRSC University of British Columbia professor, geologist Mehta, Michael D.(born 1965) – Thompson Rivers University Dean and Professor, environmental sociologist Mountjoy, Eric W. (born c. 1930) – McGill University professor, geologist FRSC Middleton, Gerald V. (born 1931) – FRSC McMaster University professor, geologist Naldrett, Anthony J. (born c. 1930) – FRSC University of Toronto emeritus professor, geologist Peltier, William Richard (born c. 1942) – University of Toronto professor, physicist ScD ( ) hc FRSC Ryerson, Egertron (1803–1882) – public education advocate Sakayan, Dora, Full Professor, Department of German Studies, McGill University - Armenology, Contrastive Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Translation, Genocide Studies Simpson, Colin (born c. 1965) – George Brown College, best-selling author Stelck, Charles R. (born 1917) – OC ScD ( ) hc FRSC University of Alberta professor, petroleum geologist, paleontologist, stratigrapher Strangway, David (born c. 1935) – geophysicist and university administrator OC ScD ( ) hc FRSC Symons, Thomas (born c. 1929) – Founding President of Trent University, Professor of Canadian Studies CC OOnt Walker, Roger G. (unknown) – McMaster University emeritus professor FRSC Winegard, William (born 1924) – educator, engineer, scientist and former Member of Parliament PC OC Fashion [edit ] Beker, Jeanne (born 1952) – reporter Caten, Dean and Dan (born 1965) – renowned designers known as Dsquared, honoured on the Canadian Walk of Fame Collison, Meghan (born 1988) - model Chante, Keshia (born 1988) – model and singer Cojocaru, Steven (born 1962) – (known as Cojo) critic and correspondent on Entertainment Tonight Evangelista, Linda (born 1965) – model Harlow, Shalom (born 1973) – model and actress Lazareanu, Irina (born 1982) – model Manuel, Jay (born 1972) – expert on and " America's Next Top Model Canada's Next Top Model" Marks, Heather (born 1988) – model Mills, Kenneth G. (1923–2004) – designer Muise, Alana (born 1987) – model Nygård, Peter (born 1943) - designer Ogilvie, Lana – model Rocha, Coco (born 1988) – model Schnarre, Monika (born 1971) – model Stam, Jessica (born 1986) – model Werbowy, Daria (born 1983) – Polish-born Canadian model. Zimmer, Alana (born 1987)- model Taryn Davidson (born 1991) – model Humanitarians [edit ] Barry, J. Esmonde (1923–2007) – healthcare activist and political commentator in New Brunswick Belaney, Archibald Stanfield (1888–1938) – (known as Grey Owl) conservationist who falsely presented himself as an Aboriginal person and worked to save the beavers of Saskatchewan and Manitoba Bethune, Norman Bucke, Richard Maurice (1837–1902) – psychiatrist, philosopher, early author on human development and human potentials FRSC Fonyo, Steve (born 1966) – retraced and completed Terry Fox's cross country cancer research fundraising marathon OC Rescinded 2010 Fox, Terry (1958–1981) – attempted one-legged cross country run for cancer research CC OD Hansen, Rick (born 1957) – paraplegic athlete who completed an around the world marathon for spinal cord injury research CC OBC LLD ( ) hc DLitt ( ) hc Lewis, Stephen (born 1937) – CC AIDS activist, United Nations special envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa Rogers, Harold (1899–1994) – founder of Kin Canada OC OBE Vanier, Jean (born 1928) – activist for mentally disabled, founder of CC GOQ L'Arche Arbour, Louise (born 1947) – former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, a former justice of the Supreme Court of Canada and a former Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Inventors [edit ] Abbott, Scott (unknown) – co-inventor of Trivial Pursuit Ahearn, Thomas PC(1855–1938) – invented the electric cooking range and the electric car heater Barringer, Anthony R. (born 1925) – 70 patents for mineral exploration technology Bascom, Earl W. (1906–1995) – co-invented rodeo's side-delivery chute, invented reverse-opening side-delivery chute, hornless bronc saddle, one-hand bareback rigging and high-cut chaps Bell, Alexander Graham (1847–1922) – born in Scotland, invented the telephone in Canada and developed it in the United States Bombardier, Joseph-Armand (1907–1964) – invented the snowmobile Bull, Gerald (1928–1990) – invented the G5 howitzer and the Iraqi supergun Carroll, Thomas (1888–1868) – developed first self-propelled combine harvester [2 ] Dow, Herbert Henry (1866–1930) – invented a method of bromine extraction known as the Dow process Evans, Mathew (unknown) – co-inventor of the first electric light bulb Fenerty, Charles (c. 1821–1892) – Canadian inventor of the wood pulp process for making paper. Fessenden, Reginald (1866–1932) – radio inventor who made the first radio-transmitted audio transmission and the first two-way transatlantic radio transmission; also invented sonar and patented the first television system Sir Fleming, Sandford (1827–1915) – inventor of the system of KCMG DSc ( ) hc FRSC Standard Time zones Franks, Wilbur R. (1901–1986) – invented the anti-black-out-suit (the OBE G-suit) Gesner, Abraham Pineo (1797–1864) – inventor of kerosene; known as the "Father of the Petroleum Industry" Gosling, James (born 1955) – invented Java computer language OC Haney, Chris (1950–2010) – co-inventor of Trivial Pursuit Jacks, Sam (1915–1975) – inventor of ringette Klein, George (1904–1992) – developed: electric wheelchairs, microsurgical staple gun, the ZEEP nuclear reactor, and the OC MBE LLD ( ) hc Canadarm Krogh, Thomas Edward (born 1936) – developed technique of ScD ( ) hc FRSC radiometric uranium- lead dating to further the precision of geochronology Le Caine, Hugh (1914–1977) – invented the music synthesizer in 1945 McCoy, Elijah (1844–1929) – developed automatic machinery lubricator, lawn sprinkler, the "Real McCoy" MacPherson, Cluny (1879–1966) – invented the first general-issue gas mask used by the British Army in World War I Markle, Wilson – (born 1938) – invented film colorization process in 1983 Naismith, James (1861–1939) – invented basketball Robertson, Peter Lymburner (1879–1951) – invented the Robertson Screw Ruttan, Henry (June 12, 1792 – July 31, 1871) – invented air-conditioned railway coach Ryan, Thomas F. (1872–1971) – invented five-pin bowling Sicard, Arthur (unknown) invented the snowblower in 1925 Sunatori, Simon (born 1959) – engineer, inventor and entrepreneur; created the MagneScribe and the Magic Spicer Urry, Lewis (1927–2004) – invented the long-lasting alkaline battery Wasylyk, Harry – (born 1925) – invented the disposable green polyethylene garbage bag in 1950 Willson, Thomas (1860–1915) – invented arc lamps and process for creating calcium carbide Woodward, Henry (unknown) – co-inventor of the first electric light bulb Media [edit ] Bee, Samantha (born 1969) – senior correspondent for The Daily Show Brunt, Stephen (born 1959) – lead sports columnist for since 1989 The Globe and Mail Cameron, Stevie (born 1943) – journalist, author Donaldson, Gordon (1926–2001) – amateur historian Frum, Barbara (1937–1992) – OC LLD ( ) hc CBC radio and television journalist Ghomeshi, Jian (born 1967) - radio broadcaster Hechtman, Ken (unknown) – maverick journalist jailed by Afghanistan's Taliban government as a suspected United States spy in 2001 Hotz, Kenny (born 1973) – the only registered Canadian journalist to cover the Gulf War Irwin, Mark CSC/ASC (born 1950)- Hollywood Director of Photography Jennings, Peter (1938–2005) – CM ABC news anchor Jones, Jason (unknown) – senior correspondent for The Daily Show Kharas, Firdaus (born 1955) - human rights activist, founder of Chocolate Moose Media Kiernan, Pat (1968) - Morning anchor of NY1 since 1997 Kesterton, Michael (born 1945) – columnist The Globe and Mail Macdonald, Neil (born 1957) – CBC reporter McNeil, Robert (born 1931) – journalist, author, longtime co-anchor of on The MacNeil/Lehrer Report PBS Mansbridge, Peter (born 1948) – news anchor of CBC's OC LLD ( ) hc The National Michael, Mosha – Canada's first Inuk film maker Murray, Margaret (unknown) – editor and co-publisher of the Bridge River-Lillooet News Newman, Peter C. (born 1929) – eminent journalist and writer CC CD LLD ( ) hc Newman, Sydney (1917–1997) – supervisor of drama at the OC CBC, head of drama at the BBC, creator of the Doctor Who television series, chairman of the NFB Paikin, Steve (born 1960) – journalist, film producer and author, best known for hosting TVOntario's Studio 2 Pete Parker (1895–1991) – made the first ever broadcast of a professional hockey game Roberts, John (born 1956) – Fox News Channel reporter, previously a CNN reporter and host of on The New Music MuchMusic Robertson, Lloyd (born 1934) – chief anchor and senior editor for OC LLD ( ) hc CTV National News Safer, Morley (born 1931) – investigative journalist for CBS News and 60 Minutes Stroumboulopoulos, George (born 1972) - television journalist Trueman, Peter (born 1934) – original newsman on OC Global TV Wong, Jan (born 1952) - journalist Medical [edit ] Bagshaw, Elizabeth (1881–1982) – physician and birth control activist CM Banting, Major Sir Frederick (1891–1941) – KBE MC LLD ( ) hc ScD ( ) hc FRSC Nobel laureate noted as one of the co-discoverers of insulin Bell, John (born 1953) – pioneer of oncolytic virus therapies for cancer Bethune, Norman (1890–1939) – surgeon, inventor, socialist, battlefield doctor in Spain and China Bigelow, Wilfred (1913–2005) – inventor of the first artificial pacemaker OC LLD ( ) hc FRSC Callaghan, John (1923–2004) – pioneer of open-heart surgery OC AOE Dick, John (born 1957) – credited with discovery of FRSC cancer stem cell Douglas, Tommy (1904–1986) – introduced PC CC SOM LLD ( ) hc publicly funded health care in Canada; commonly known as the Father of Medicare Goresky, Carl A. (1932–1996) – physician and scientist OC Hubel, David (1926-2013) – Nobel Prize winner in medicine for mapping the visual cortex Johns, Harold E. (1915–1998) – medical physicist, noted for his extensive contributions to the use of ionizing radiation to treat cancer OC Kimura, Doreen (1933-2013) – behavioural psychologist, world expert on sex differences in the brain Mance, Jeanne (1606–1673) – established the first hospital in North America – the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal – in 1644 McCulloch, Ernest (1926-2011) – cellular biologist credited with the discovery of CM OOnt FRSC FRS stem cell with James Till Morgentaler, Henry (1923-2013) – CM LLD ( ) hc abortionist who helped legalize abortion in Canada and strengthen the power of jury nullification Osler, Sir William (1849–1919) – physician, called "father of modern medicine"; wrote Bt Principles and Practice of Medicine Palmer, Daniel David (1845–1913) – founded the chiropractic profession Parker, Edgar Randolph (1871–1951) – (known as "Painless" Parker) flamboyant dentist Penfield, Wilder (1891–1976) – neurosurgeon, discovered electrical stimulation of the brain OM CC CMG FRS Sackett, David (born 1934) – founded the first department of CC FRSC clinical epidemiology in Canada at McMaster University Till, James (born 1931) – biophysicist, credited for the discovery of OC OOnt FRSC FRS stem cell with Ernest McCulloch Tilley, A. Ross (1904–1988) MD FRCS(C) plastic surgeon OBE OC Uchida, Irene Ayako (1917-2013) – cytogenticist, OC Down Syndrome researcher Military figures [edit ] General Baril, Maurice (born 1943) – Military Advisor to the OMM CD United Nations Secretary-General, head of the Military Division of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of the United Nations, and Chief of the Defence Staff Biéler, Gustave (1904–1944) – DSO MBE Special Operations Executive agent, executed by the Nazis Air Commodore Birchall, Leonard (1915–2004) – war hero CM OBE DFC OOnt CD DMSc ( ) hc LLD ( ) hc Air Marshall Bishop, William Avery (1894–1956) – (commonly known as Billy Bishop) World War I flying ace VC CB DSO* MC DFC ED Brigadier-General Boyle, Jean (born 1947) – fighter pilot, and businessman CMM CD Brock, Major General Sir Isaac (1769–1812) – KB War of 1812 general Captain Brown, Roy (1893–1944) – DSC* RNAS World War I fighter pilot officially credited with shooting down the Red Baron Colonel Cosgrave, Lawrence Moore (1890–1971) – Canadian signatory to the DSO* Japanese Instrument of Surrender General Crear, Harry (1888–1965) – "leading field commander" in CH CB DSO CD PC World War II Lieutenant-General Sir Currie, Arthur (1875–1933) – first KCB GCMG Canadian commander of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Lieutenant-General Dallaire, Roméo (born 1946) – UN peacekeeping General, attempted to prevent the OC CMM GOQ MSC CD LLD ( ) hc ScDHum ( ) hc DHL ( ) hc Rwandan Genocide D'Artosis, Guy (1917–1999) – SOE agent, recipient of the DSO GM Croix de Guerre General de Chastelain, John (born 1937) – head of the CH OC CMM CD LLD ( ) hc ScDMil ( ) hc FLMH Independent International Commission on Decommissioning Dmytruk, Peter (1920–1943) – WWII Flight Sergeant and member of the French Resistance Brigadier-General Dury, Charles (1912–1991) – soldier, businessman, and politician PC OC QC CBE DSO Foote, John Weir (1904–1988) – military chaplain, Ontario cabinet minister, and recipient of the VC CD Victoria Cross Captain Goddard, Nichola (1980–2006) – first female Canadian soldier killed in combat MSM Hall, William (1827–1904) – first Nova Scotian recipient of the Victoria Cross VC Macalister, John Kenneth (1914–1944) – SOE agent, executed by the Nazis Vice-Admiral MacLean, Bruce CMM, CD – Chief of the Maritime Staff from 2004 to 2006. Captain Mailloux, Simon (born 1983) First Canadian Soldier with an amputation to deploy on a combat mission and recipient of the Sacrifice Medal. Lieutenant Colonel McCrae, John (1872–1918) – soldier, poet, author of In Flanders' Fields McLeod, Alan Arnett (1899–1918) – fighter pilot, youngest Canadian-born winner of the VC Victoria Cross General McNaughton, Andrew (1887–1966) – Co-Minister of Defence during World War II CH CB CMG DSO CD PC Lieutenant Colonel Meighen, Theodore (1905–1979) – lawyer and philanthropist Lieutenant Colonel Merritt, Charles Cecil (1908–2000) – recipient of the Victoria Cross VC Major General Mewburn, Sydney Chilton (1863–1956) – lawyer and politician, Minister of Militia and Defence PC Rear Admiral Leonard W. Murray (1896–1971) – Commander-in-Chief of the Canadian Northwest Atlantic during World War II Norwest, Henry (1884–1918) – sniper in MM & Bar World War I Lieutenant-Colonel Pearkes, George (1888–1984) – recipient of the Victoria Cross, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia VC PC CC CB DSO MC CD Pegahmagabow, Francis (1891–1952) – the most highly decorated aboriginal Canadian soldier of MM** World War I Pickersgill, Frank (1915–1944) – SOE agent, executed by the Nazis Rear Admiral Piers, Desmond (1913–2005) – war hero CM DSC CD ScDMil ( ) hc Price, George Lawrence (1898–1918) – last soldier killed in World War I Prince, Tommy (1915–1977) – one of MM Canada's most decorated soldiers, member of the Devil's Brigade Ralston, James (1881–1948) – Co-Minister of Defence during PC World War II Ricketts, Thomas (1901–1967) – recipient of the VC Victoria Cross (Newfoundlander at the time of his award) Rogers, Harold A. (1889–1994) – founder of Kin Canada OC OBE Sabourin, Roméo (1923–1944) – SOE agent, executed by the Nazis General Simonds, Guy (1903–1974) – commandee of the CC CB CBE DSO CD II Canadian Corps Smith, Ernest (1914–2005) – VC, CM, OBC, CD, Seaforth Highlander Private/ Sargent, the last living Canadian recipient of the Victoria Cross, awarded for gallantry in actions at the River Savio, Northern Italy 1944 Steele, Sam (1851–1919) – member of the CB KCMG MVO North-West Mounted Police, commander of Yukon detachment Stephenson, William (1897–1989) – (codename: CC MC DFC Intrepid) senior representative of British intelligence for the Western Hemisphere in World War II Lieutenant-General Stuart, Kenneth (1891–1945) – Chief of the General Staff 1941–1943, educator CB DSO MC Rear Admiral Timberell, Robert (1920–2006) – first Canadian to be decorated with the CMM DSC CD Distinguished Service Cross General Vokes, Christopher (1904–1985) – General Officer commanding the Canadian Army Occupation Force in Europe CB CBE DSO CD Wheeler, Brigadier Sir Edward Oliver (1890–1962) – Corps of Royal Engineers surveyor General Withers, Ramsey Muir (born 1930) – Chief of the Defense Staff CMM CD LLD ( ) hc Yeo, Sir James Lucas (1782–1818) – commander of Royal Navy forces in Canada during the War of 1812 Monarchs [edit ] Magicians [edit ] Henning, Doug (1947–2000) – credited with reviving the magic show in North America Mandrake, Leon (1911–1993) Mandrake the Great – and his sons Lon and Ron, born in 1948 and 1949, respectively Randi, James (born 1928) – magician, writer, skeptical investigator of paranormal and pseudo-scientific claims, and founder of the James Randi Educational Foundation. Vernon, Dai (1894–1992) – magician – known as "the man who fooled Houdini" Politicians [edit ] Axworthy, Lloyd (born 1939) – former Cabinet minister PC OC OM Bain, Thomas (1834–1915)- former Speaker of the Canadian House of Commons Baldwin, Robert (1804–1858) Barlow, Maude (born 1947) – LLD ( ) hc DHL ( ) hc activist, Chairperson of the Council of Canadians Beatty, Perrin (born 1950) – former cabinet minister, president of CBC PC Bégin, Monique (born 1936) – former cabinet minister PC OC ScD ( ) hc FRSC Berger, Thomas (born 1933) – Jurist OC OBC Blondin-Andrew, Ethel (born 1951) – former Cabinet minister PC Bourassa, Henri (1868–1952) – Quebec politician Bourgault, Pierre (1934–2003) – President of Rassemblement pour l'indépendance nationale Broadbent, Ed (born 1936) – former PC CC New Democratic Party leader Brown, George (1818–1880) Brown, Rosemary (1930–2003) PC CC OBC LLD ( ) hc Buck, Tim (1891–1973) – leader of the Canadian Communist Party Campbell, Kim (born 1947) the 19th Prime Minister of Canada Cartier, Sir George-Étienne (1814–1873) – Cabinet minister Bt KSMG PC Chrisholm, Brock (1896–1971) – first Director-General of the CC MC* LLD ( ) hc World Health Organization Clark, Joe, 16th Prime Minister of Canada, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada from 1976 to 1983, and again from 1998 to 2003. Copps, Sheila (born 1952) PC Copps, Victor K. (1919–1988) – Mayor of Hamilton Lambton, John George, Earl of Durham (1792–1840) GCB PC Fairclough, Ellen (1905–2004) – first female member of the Canadian Cabinet PC CC OOnt Granholm, Jennifer (born 1959) – first female Governor of Michigan Grewal, Gurmant (born 1957) - The 'Ironman of Canadian Parliament'. Grewal, Nina (born 1958) - First South Asian and Sikh woman elected to Parliament. With her husband Gurmant, Grewals are the first married couple to concurrently serve in Canadian Parliament. Howe, Clarence (1886–1960) – Cabinet minister PC Howe, Joseph (1804–1873) – Father of Confederation PC Keyes, Stan (born 1953) PC Lafontaine, Sir Louis-Hippolyte (1807–1864) – co-premier of the United Province of Canada Bt Layton, Jack (1950–2011) – leader of the PC New Democratic Party William Lyon Mackenzie (1795–1861) – Mayor of Toronto McNab, Sir Allan (1798–1862) – Prime Minister of Upper Canada Bt McGee, Thomas D'Arcy (1825–1868) PC Macphail, Agnes (1890–1954) – first female Member of Parliament McLachlin, Beverly (born 1943) – PC LLD ( ) hc Chief Justice of Canada McMillan, James (1838–1902) – US Senator for Michigan Munro, John (1931–2003) PC Papineau, Louis-Joseph (1786–1871) – reformer and 1837 rebellion leader Studholme, Allan (1846–1919) Tanner, Nathan Eldon (1898–1982) Trudeau, Pierre Elliott, 15th Prime Minister of Canada, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada from 1968 to 1984. The Famous Five, 1920s women's rights activists Franklin K. Lane, 1910s United States Secretary of the Interior(1913–1920) Provincial premiers [edit ] Main articles: Territorial premiers [edit ] Main articles: First Nations leaders [edit ] Religious figures [edit ] Martyrs [edit ] [edit ] Alexis, André (1832–1893) – Catholic missionary priest, spiritual advisor to Louis Riel Ambrozic, Aloysius Matthew (1930-2011) – Archbishop Emeritus of Toronto Besette, André (1845–1937) – Holy Cross Brother known as the "Miracle Man of Montreal" Bond, Linda (born 1946) – General of The Salvation Army 2011–present Brown, Arnold (1913–2002) – General of The Salvation Army 1977–81 Brown, Hugh B. (1883–1975) – Latter-day Saint apostle Ranj Dhaliwal (born 1976) – Sikh, writer, activist and co-founder of the Sikh Youth orthodox political party in Surrey, British Columbia. Groulx, Lionel (1878–1967) – Roman Catholic priest, historian, nationalist, and traditionalist Lacombe, Albert (1827–1916) – Roman Catholic missionary Cardinal Léger, Paul-Émile (1904–1991) – Catholic clergyman and humanitarian Lybbert, Merlin (1926–2001) – general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Mainse, David (born 1936) – broadcaster, founder of 100 Huntley Street and CITS-TV McPherson, Aimee Semple (1890–1944) – founder of the Foursquare Church Morrow, William D. (unknown) – General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Bishop Power, Michael (1804–1847) – Roman Catholic Bishop of Toronto Taché, Alexandre (1823–1894) – Roman Catholic priest, missionary of the Oblate order Tanner, Nathan Eldon (1898–1982) – Latter-day Saint apostle Taylor, John (1808–1887) – President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Tekakwitha, Kateri (1656–1680) – "The Lily of the Mohawks", first Native American canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church Rúhíyyih Khanum (1910-2000) - Wife of Shoghi Effendi, the head of the Bahá'í Faith until 1957. She was appointed as a Hand of the Cause. In 2004, CBC viewers voted her number 44 on the list of "greatest Canadians" on the television show . The Greatest Canadian [3 ] Tillsley, Bramwell (born 1931) – General of The Salvation Army 1993–94 Wiseman, Clarence (1907–1985) – General of The Salvation Army 1974–77 Religious cult figures [edit ] Scholars [edit ] Arbour, Louise (born 1947) – jurist Brook, Timothy (?-) – professor, historian and writer Chambers, Jack (born 1938) – linguist Clark, Thomas H. (1893–1996) – McGill Geology professor, Thomasclarkite Cohen, Gerald (1941–2009) – Oxford Philosopher Frye, Northrop (1912–1991) – influential critic, Shakespeare and Blake scholar Galbraith, John Kenneth (1908–2006) – economist Grant, George (1918–1988) – philosopher Humphrey, John Peters (1905–1995) – legal scholar, principal drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights Innis, Harold (1894–1952) – political economist; author of seminal works on Canadian economic history, media and communications McLuhan, Marshall (1911–1980) – communications theorist, coined phrase "the medium is the message" and "global village" Pinker, Stephen (born 1954) – psychologist, cognitive scientist, writer of popular science Saul, John Ralston (born 1947) – businessman, essayist, diplomat Scott, F. R. (1899–1985) – law professor, philosopher, poet Sylvestre, Guy (born 1918) – literary critic Sztybel, David (born 1967) – philosopher Taylor, Charles (born 1931) – philosopher Scientists [edit ] Altman, Sidney (born 1939) – molecular biologist, winner of Nobel Prize in chemistry Bandura, Albert (born 1921) – psychologist Bell, Robert (1841–1917) – geologist FRSC Bell, Walter A. (1889–1969) – geologist, paleontologist Blaylock, Selwyn G. (1879–1945) – chemist and mining executive ScD ( ) hc Blusson, Stewart (born 1939) – geologist, diamond prospector, multimillionaire and philanthropist OC Boyle, Willard (born 1924) – inventor of the charge coupled device, winner of nobel prize in physics Brockhouse, Bertram (1918–2003) – designer of the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectrometer, winner of Nobel Prize for Physics CC FRSC Brossard, Georges (born 1940) – entomologist, television personality and founder of the Montreal Insectarium CM CQ ScD ( ) hc Brown, Moira (unknown) – North Atlantic Right Whale researcher and conservationist Clague, John J. (born 1946) – authority in quaternary and environmental earth sciences FRSC Currie, Philip J. – world renowned palaeontologist Dawson, Sir John William (1820–1899) – first Canadian-born scientist of worldwide reputation CMG FRS FRSC Derry, Duncan R. (1906–1987) – LLD ( ) hc economic geologist Douglas, Robert John Wilson (1920–1979) – petroleum geologist FRSC Fields, John Charles (1863–1932) – mathematician and founder of the FRS FRSC Fields Medal Fraser, J. Keith (born 1922), geographer Gabrielse, Hu (unknown) – geologist with the Geological Survey of Canada Giauque, William Frances (born 1949) – Nobel Prize winner in chemistry Herzberg, Gerhard (1904–1999) – PC CC ScD ( ) hc LLD ( ) hc FRSC FRS Nobel Prize winner in chemistry for molecular spectroscopy Hillier, James (1915–2007) – inventor of the electron microscope OC Irving, Edward (born 1927) – provided the first physical evidence of CM ScD ( ) hc FRSC FRS continental drift Ling, Victor (1944–) – medicine, drug resistance in cancer CC Logan, Sir William Edmond (1798–1875) – founded the Geological Survey of Canada FRS Macoun, John (1831–1920) – noted botanist Mak, Tak Wah (born 1946) – immunologist who discovered the T-cell receptor Marcel-Hillaire, Claude (born 1944) – world leader in FRSC quaternary research Marcus, Rudolph (born 1923) – Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient for electron transfer reactions McCulloch, Ernest (born 1926) – cellular biologist who – with James Till – demonstrated the existence of stem cells CC FRSC FRS Menten, Maud (1879–1960) – medical scientist, made groundbreaking work in enzyme kinetics Polanyi, John Charles (born 1929) – Nobel Prize in chemistry recipient for infrared PC CC FRSC FRS chemiluminescence Price, Raymond A. (born 1933) – geologist OC ScD ( ) hc FRSC Reeves, Hubert (born 1932) – CC OQ astrophysicist and science popularizer Sangster, Donald F. (unknown) – geologist LLD ( ) hc ScD ( ) hc FRSC Saunders, Charles E. (1867–1937) – agronomist Schawlow, Arthur (1921–1999) – Nobel Prize winner in physics (for lasers) Schindler, David W. OC (born 1940) – limnologist Scholes, Myron (born 1941) – Nobel Prize winner in economics Selye, Hans (1907–1982) – pioneering stress researcher CC Smith, Michael (1932–2000) – Nobel Prize winner in chemistry for site-based mutagenesis CC OBE Steinman, Ralph M. (1943 - 2011) - Nobel Prize winner in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the dendritic cell and its role in adaptive immunity Stewart, Peter A. (1921–1993) – physiologist, quantitative acid-base physiology Summerbell, Richard (born 1956) – mycologist Suzuki, David (born 1936) – geneticist and science popularizer CC OBC LLD ( ) hc ScD ( ) hc ScDEnv ( ) hc ScDComm ( ) hc DHL ( ) hc Taube, Henry (1915–2005) – Nobel Prize in chemistry for electron transfer reactions FRSC Taylor, Richard (born 1929) – Nobel Prize in physics recipient for verifying the CC FRSC FRS Quark Theory Till, James (born 1931) – biophysicist who – with Ernest McCulloch – demonstrated the existence of stem cells CC FRS Tyrrell, Joseph (1858–1957) – geologist, cartographer, discoverer of dinosaur bones in Alberta Vickrey, William (1914–1996) – Nobel Prize winner in economics Williams, Harold (born 1934) – geologist, expert on the FRSC Appalachian Mountains Wilson, John Tuzo (1908–1993) – geophysicist, expert in plate tectonics CC OBE ScD ( ) hc FRSC FRS FRSE Viceroys [edit ] Main articles: Writers [edit ] Other personalities [edit ] Ariel Rebel (born 1985) French softcore pornographic model, currently living in Quebec. Babson, Janis (1950–1961) Organ Donation, subject of two books. Barichievich, Antonio (1925–2003) – (known as The Great Antonio) strongman, showman, and eccentric Grant Bristow (born 1958), CSIS undercover agent who started the Heritage Front, planted as political operative within Reform Party de Ste-Claire, René Lepage (1656–1718) – lord-founder of Rimouski, Quebec Donnelly family – (known as the Black Donnellys) the participants and/or victims of a vicious community feud Henson, Josiah (1789–1883) – former slave, believed to be the inspiration for Uncle Tom's Cabin Karam, Marc (born 1980) – professional poker player Lang, Anna Ruth (unknown) – recipient of the CV Cross of Valour Leone,Sunny (born 13 May 1981 age 32) Canadian, Indian pornographic actress and Bollywood actress Masterson, Bat (1853–1921) – gunfighter, fight promoter, sports journalist Millar, Charles Vance (1853–1926) – lawyer, financier, and posthumous practical joker Mizzi, Sorel (born 1986) – professional poker player Murray, John Wilson (1840–1906) – Canada's first major detective. Negreanu, Daniel (born 1974) – professional poker player Rodriguez, Sue (1950–1994) – amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) sufferer and right to die advocate Ross, Alexander Milton (1832–1897) – (known as The Birdman) pre- American Civil War abolitionist and participant in the Underground Railroad Russell, Craig – female impersonator and actor (January 10, 1948 – October 30, 1990) Secord, Laura (1775–1868) – heroine of the War of 1812, warned the British of a surprise American attack at Battle of Beaver Dams Slocum, Joshua (1844–1909) – first man to sail around the world solo Trudeau, Margaret (1948) – former wife of Pierre Elliott Trudeau Fictional [edit ] Amuro Ray – Main character in the Mecha Anime Mobile Suit Gundam and varrying roles in subsequent sequels Evans, Tom – (known as Captain Canuck) cartoon character Fraser, Benton – Mountie on the 90s television show Due South Howlett, James – (AKA "Logan", AKA "Wolverine") member of the X-Men McKay, Rodney – character on and Stargate SG-1 Stargate Atlantis Oak, Darren – (known as Captain Canuck) cartoon character Scott Pilgrim- From the titular graphic novel series. Sergeant William Preston – heroic Mountie of radio and TV series from the 1950s Puck, Peter – symbol from the 1970s Hockey Night in Canada Scherbatsky, Robin – a supporting character on the sitcom How I Met Your Mother Terrance and Phillip – characters on South Park Semple, Dave – (known as Captain Canuck) cartoon character Shirley, Anne – known as Anne of Green Gables Other [edit ] National Lists by city Lists by province Groupings and articles of relevance References [edit ] External links [edit ]
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