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Yarrill, Eric Herbert

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  • 1914-2005

Professor Emeritus of Bishop's University, Eric Herbert Yarrill was born in Brentford, Isleworth, England on December 28th, 1914, the son of Herbert G. Yarrill and Amelia Louise Blackford, who emigated to Ontario when Eric was a young boy. He became a Canadian citizen on October 2nd 1947. Educated at Toronto, the Sorbonne, and Chicago, he brought superior linguistic talents to naval wartime intelligence as a lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Navy. A highlight of this time, however, will be coming to light in a broadcast later this year of a Radio-Canada historical documentary on German operations in Canada during the Second World War. Part of these operations included dropping off two spies on Canada’s east coast, one of whom surrendered to Eric.

On July 24th, 1945, in Newport, Vermont, he married Edith Marguerite Oedelshoff who predeceased him on May 9th 2004. He taught Modern Languages a Bishop's from 1938 to 1977 completing a distinguished career teaching French, German, and some Spanish.

in his 91st year, peacefully at his home in Lennoxville, Qc, on January 2nd, 2005. Mr Yarrill Prof. Yarrill leaves to mourn his passing his two sisters: Stella Anthes of Niagara Falls, Ont, and Mary Foster of Quispamsis, NB, and their families.

Caulfield, Arthur Edward Lampay

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  • 1906-2000

The Venerable Arthur Edward Lampay Caulfield was born in Ottawa in 1906 and died in Saint John, New Brunswick on January 5, 2000. He was educated at Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, receiving a B.A. in 1927, an LST in 1929 and a Doctor of Divinity from King's College, Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1970. He was ordained deacon in 1929 and priest in 1930 in the Diocese of Ottawa and served there until 1957, except for 1941-1944 when he was a chaplain in the RCAF. He moved to Trinity Church, Saint John, New Brunswick in 1957. He was a member of General Synod in 1952, 1955, 1959, 1962, 1965, 1967, 1969 and 1971.

Wellge, Henry (1850-1917)

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  • 1850-1917

Henry Wellge was a lithographer born in Germany who immigrated to United States with his brother, William, in 1871. His name first appeared in Milwaukee in 1878, and from 1879 to 1884, he worked for Joseph J. Stoner, lithographer and publisher. From 1884 to 1886, Wellge was in a partnership with George E. Norris, and that firm eventually became Norris, Wellge and Company. In 1886, he formed his own company, Henry Wellge and Company. He died in 1917.

Leonard, John

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John Leonard received an L.L.B. in 1884 from the Bishop's Faculty of Law. He was later a member of the Prothonotary of the Superior Court of the District of St. Francis. John Leonard was Mayor of Sherbrooke in 1905. He married Margaret Gallagher, eldest daughter of Daniel Gallagher of Stantead.

Plymouth-Trinity United Church (Sherbrooke, Que.)

The Plymouth-Trinity United Church in Sherbrooke was established in 1971 through the amalgamation of Plymouth United Church and Trinity United Church. Prior to its formation, these churches functioned as separate entities. Plymouth-Trinity United Church is governed in a manner in keeping with the United Church of Canada Manual even though it adapted the organizational structure to its needs in 1975. Since then, the Church is governed by a Church Council and four commissions which act in an advisory and executive capacity. The commissions are: Worship and Pastoral Oversight, Finance and Stewardship, Property and Maintenance, and Education and Outreach. These duties were once the responsibility of various church boards (Board of Trustees, Official Board, Joint Board, Session, Board of Stewards, Congregation) and committees. Societies and organizations for children, women and men have also been formed. Plymouth-Trinity United Church is part of the Quebec-Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal\Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada.

Excelsior Glass Company

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  • 1878-1883

The Foster Brothers of the St. John (now known as Saint-Jean-sur Richelieu) glass factory in Québec was bought by the Yuile Brothers in 1878 and renamed the Excelsior Glass Company. In 1880 they moved the operation to Montreal and remained there until 1883. In 1883, they transferred to another location in Montreal and changed the name again to the North American Glass Company, incorporated in 1883. The firm operated under that name until 1891 when it became the Diamond Glass Company. Operations were carried on under that name until 1902. In that year, the name was changed to the Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. The Diamond Flint Glass Company Ltd. acquired control of the all-important Burlington Glass Works, the Hamilton Glass Works, the Nova Scotia Glass Company of Trenton, Nova Scotia, the Lamont Glass Company, and, through its successor the Diamond Flint Glass Company, additional glass factories in Quebec and Ontario.

Lewis, Hubert E. (1912-1985)

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  • 1912-1985

Mr. Hubert E. Lewis was born August 22, 1912 in Montréal, Québec. After graduating from Winnipeg's Western Bible College in 1946, he moved to Lennoxville and started a Pentecostal Church currently known as "Oasis". He worked as Chief accountant for Bishop's University from 1958 - 1980. His wife, Jeanie Lewis, worked in the Records Office of Bishop's and his three children are Bishop's graduates. He died November 27, 1985 in Sherbrooke.

Centenary United Church (Stanstead, Que.)

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Centenary United Church in Stanstead was founded in 1804. The congregation was, at that time, a circuit of the New England Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, which included Stanstead, Hatley, Compton and Barnston. In September 1869, the Church was renamed Stanstead Wesleyan Methodist Church and in 1909, Centenary Methodist Church. In 1925, when the United Church of Canada was founded, amalgamating Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches, Centenary Methodist Church decided to join the Union, becoming Centenary United Church. Since 1981 or 1982, the Church has been part of the United Steeples Pastoral Charge, which also includes Stanstead South United Church (Rock Island), Wesley United Church (Beebe) and Graniteville United Church. Centenary United Church is under the jurisdiction of the Quebec and Sherbrooke Presbytery of the Montreal and Ottawa Conference of the United Church of Canada. The Church is governed by the Official Board, the Session, the Board of Stewards and the Board of Trustees in co-operation with committees and organizations within the Church, such as the United Church Women.

Edson, Allan (1846-1888)

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  • 1846-1888

Allan Aaron Edson was a landscape painter who was born on December 18, 1846 on a farm near Stanbridge East, Québec. He moved to the city around 1855, when his parents assumed management of the America House Hotel. In September 1857, Edson enrolled in the new Stanbridge Academy where he took his first drawing courses. His years at Stanbridge were spent mostly around the Pike River which was often the subject of his professional paintings, such as The Pike River Near Stanbridge, c. 1864, at the National Gallery of Canada. He died in Sutton in 1888 and was buried in Mount Royal Cemetery in Montréal.

Vogt, Adolphe (1842-1871)

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  • 1842-1871

Adolphe Vogt (1842-1871)
Canadian artist, born in Germany.

Bury, Brenda (1932- )

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  • 1932-

Brenda Bury is a portrait artist who was born, educated, and trained in England. She took an Honours Degree in Fine Art at the University of Reading in order to study with Anthony Betts, himself a pupil and friend of Sargent, Whistler and Sickert. Brenda began her professional life by painting Lord and Lady St. Oswald at their estate, Nostell Priory in Yorkshire. Throughout their lives, these, her first sitters, were her friends and patrons. Brenda Bury took a studio in London's Chelsea, but before doing this, she went to Canada for just over a year, where she painted portraits, beginning with the then Prime Minister Mr. Diefenbaker. In 1964, she painted Lord Mountbatten of Burma at his house, Broadlands. He became an enthusiastic supporter of her work, and it was he who was able to arrange for her to paint the Queen. She now works on both sides of the Atlantic from her base in Toronto where she lives with her husband, scientist John Polanyi.

Forrestall, Thomas De Vany (1936- )

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  • 1936-

Tom Forrestall is a Canadian painter born in Middleton, Nova Scotia in 1936. After graduating in 1958 from Mount Allison University where he studied with Alex Colville ( 1920-2013). Tom Forrestall was assistant curator at Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton in 1959. The following year he became a full time painter. His realistic works, often done in egg tempera, convey his ideas of the East Coast landscape and its dwellings. From the early 1960s, Forrestall experimented with panel shaped from triangle to T-forms; each chosen to fit his painterly ideas. He also painted a large number of out-of-doors watercolours, which express much the same ideas as his egg tempera work, but in a more relaxed, and joyous mood. His watercolours, in contrast to his more metaphysical and individual canvases, form one long series and deal with sense of place. He became an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1986.

Merola, Mario (1931- )

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  • 1931-

Mario Merola was born in Montréal in 1931 and attended the École des beaux-arts de Montréal from 1946-1952, where he studied decoration with painter Maurice Raymond (1912-2006), Stanley Cosgrove, (1911- 2002) Umberto Bruni. (1914-2021) He served as director of the Académie Internationale des Beaux-Arts du Québec In 1952 he went to France to take a set design course at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. He then attended the Place-des-arts encounter work shop after which he was hired as a costume designer at Radio-Canada. Starting in 1957, Merola produced numerous murals integrated with architecture, including one in Canadian pavilion at the Brussels Work Fair and those in Sherbrooke and Charlevoix Metro stations.

Paulette, Robert E., M.D. (1930-2020)

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  • 1930-1920

Dr. Robert Paulette was born in Sherbrooke in 1930. He graduated from Sherbrooke High School and was awarded a McConnell Scholarship to study at McGill, where he obtained and B.Sc. degree and an M.D. After a year's internship in Montréal, he went to the USA to pursue postgraduate studies in general and thoracic surgery. In New York he studied at the NYU Bellevue Medical Center as well as at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Centre. In 1961, he joined the staff at Sherbrooke Hospital, where he became Chief of Surgery.
Dr. Paulette's interest in photography goes back as far as his teenage years, when he was given the gift of a camera from a soldier after World War II.
He died on March 21, 2020, after a short battle with cancer, in Calgary, Alberta.

Suzor-Coté, Marc-Aurèle de Foy (1869-1937)

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  • 1869-1937

Marc-Aurèle de Foy Suzor-Coté was born in Arthabaska County, Québec in 1869. A painter, sculptor and church decorator, he was primarily known for his landscapes of the thawing winter rivers of Arthabaska. As a young man he apprenticed with painter-decorator Joseph-Thomas Rousseau (1852-1896). Together, they decorated several churches in and around Arthabaska. Looking to further his education in art, Suzor-Coté took the first of many trips to France in 1891.
Inspired by French painters like Jean-François Millet (1814-1875), Suzor-Coté began to focus on local farmers. In 1909, he recived a commission to paint Sir Wilfred Laurier. Suzor-Coté received many awards and distinctions, including the bronze medal at the 1900 Paris World Fair. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts. He died in Florida in 1937.

de Tonnancour, Jacques (1917-2005)

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  • 1917-2005

Born in 1917 in Montréal, Québec, de Tonnancour was mostly self taught but did attend Montreal's l'École des Beaux-Arts for three years. The tree , until 1962 , was a very important source of subject matter for him. He was influenced by Picasso, Matisse and Goodridge Roberts, among others. His work is represented in many collections across Canada including, Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, The Art Gallery on Ontario, The London Art Gallery, Ontario, Hamilton Art Gallery, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Lord Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Hart House, Toronto and Vancouver Art Gallery.

Hornyansky, Nicholas (1896-1965)

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  • 1896-1965

Nicholas Hornyansky was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1896. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Budapest. Later he did post graduate studies in Vienna, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Antwerp. He came to Canada in 1929 and settled in Toronto. Hornyansky was actively involved with the Society of Canadian Painter-Etchers and Engravers and was their manager for the touring exhibitions as early as 1939. His work is represented in many museums, notably among which are Budapest Municipal Museum, Antwerp Museum of Fine Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Royal Ontario Museum, and Central Public Library, New York City.He has contributed to the exhibitions of the Royal Canadian Academy, Ontario Society of Arts, Ottawa National Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, California Print-makers, American Academy of Design and the New York World Fair 1939. He died in 1965.

Schweitzer, John A. (1952- )

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  • 1952-

Born in Simcoe, Ontario in 1952, John A. Schweitzer is a well-established Montréal artist. He has a B.A. Honours Visual Arts, from University of Western Ontario (1974) a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from York University, Toronto (1978) and pursued post-graduate studies at McGill University in architecture, film, literature and theater. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the Goethe-Institute, Toronto, (1999) Galerie Christiane Chassay, Montréal, and Visual Arts Center, Montréal, (2001). He has received numerous awards for his artist Achievements and philanthropy . Schweitzer lives and works in Montréal.

Harris Jr., Lawren Phillips (1910-1994)

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  • 1910-1994

Lawren Phillips Harris was born at Toronto, Ontario in 1910. He was the eldest son of the Canadian artist Lawren Stewart Harris, (1885-1970) who was a founding member of the Group of Seven, (a Canadian art group established in the early decades of the 20th century).
Harris (Junior) studied at Toronto's Central Technical School and at the Museum of Fine Arts school Boston, Massachusetts. He worked as a teacher until February 1941 when he enlisted as an officer in the Canadian Armoured Corps. He served in Canada, the United Kingdom and Italy as a war artist.
Harris Junior left the military in June 1946 and became director of the Fine Arts department at Mount Allison University at Sackville, N.B., a position he held for over 30 years. He died in Ottawa in 1994.

Dickson, Jennifer (1936- )

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  • 1936-

Jennifer Dickson emigrated to Canada in 1969. Born in the Republic of South Africa in 1936, she studied at Goldsmiths’ College School of Art (University of London, England) from 1954 - 1959; and from 1960 - 1965 was an Associate of the prestigious graphic workshop, Atelier 17 in Paris, studying under the late S.W. Hayter. She has lived and worked in England, France, Jamaica and the U.S.A. In 1974 she became a Canadian Citizen. Since 1962, Jennifer Dickson has had more than 60 one-person exhibitions in six countries and has participated in more than 400 group exhibitions. She has been a guest lecturer at nine U.S.A. Universities, and has been invited to speak across Canada at Canadian art schools and universities.

Blackwood, David (1941-)

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  • 1941-

David Blackwood was born in Wesleyville, Newfoundland in 1941. He graduated in 1963 from Ontario College of Art with an Honours Diploma in Drawing and Painting.
Blackwood’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally with over 90 solo shows and scores of group exhibitions. He has been the subject of two major retrospective exhibitions and the National Film Board’s 1974 Academy-Award nominated documentary film BLACKWOOD.

Batemen, Robert (1930- )

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  • 1930-

Born in Toronto, with a degree in geography from the University of Toronto, Robert Bateman taught high school for over 20 years, including two years in Nigeria. He has been a keen artist and naturalist form his early days and has always painted wildlife and nature. Bateman's art reflects his commitment to ecology and preservation and since the early 1960's he has been an active member of naturalist and conservation organizations. He left teaching in 1976 to paint full time.

Lewis, Stanley (1930-2006)

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  • 1930-2006

Stanley Lewis, sculptor, photographer and internationally renowned art teacher, was born in Montréal in 1930. He trained at the School of Art and Design at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts under such well-known Canadian artists as Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) and Jacques de Tonnancour (1917-2005). He graduated first in his class with Honours diploma in graphics, design and sculpture. Lewis is a Canadian pioneer in colour stone-cut prints, using a technique of printmaking in which he produces separate stone-cuts for each colour of the print and uses transparent inks to achieve subtle colour relationships. His works are held in many public collections such as the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Québec, the National Gallery of Canada as well as in numerous private collections. Lewis died in 2006 at the Montréal Jewish General Hospital.

Bouchard, Lorne Holland (1913-1978)

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  • 1913-1978

Born in Montréal in 1913, Lorne Bouchard received his early artistic training at the Barnes School of Art under Wilfred M. Barnes, (1882-1955) and then later at the École des Beaux-arts under Maurice Felix, (1889-1969). He exhibited with the Royal Canadian Academy from the age of 16 on. Clarence Gagnon (1881-1942) encouraged him and the example of Gagnon and Maurice Cullen (1866-1934) helped him in his development. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Canadian Academy in 1943 and full member in 1962.
He was regular exhibitor with Royal Canadian Academy, had exhibitions at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Continental Galleries from 1940 and the Walter Klinkhoff Gallery since 1960. In 1959 he won First Prize at the Montréal Hadassah Exhibition. He is represented in the permanent collections of the National Gallery in Ottawa and Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, as well as in very many private Collections in Canada and abroad. He died in 1978.

Cripps, William H. (1907-1988)

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  • 1907-1988

William H. Cripps (known as Bill) was born in Montréal in 1907. He spent his early years in Ontario before moving to the Eastern Townships, Québec. After four years in the Canadian Air Force during the WW II, he returned to Ulverton, north of Richmond. While living there he worked as art director for Dennison, a Drummondville manufacturer of such paper products as doilies and Christmas decorations. He spent several years creating black and white lino-cut illustrations for the "The Stanstead Journal" before moving to North Hatley. In 1967 his daughter attended classses at Bishop's. It was at this time he became interested in helping develop an art collection at Bishop's. He felt that "a good college should have good pictures on the walls-not an art gallery...but good paintings, wood cuts, prints , etchings, on the walls of the common room, the study areas, the library, the reception halls - so that in living with them for four years, a taste for excellence would be formed... ". He demonstrated his keen interest by donating some of his own work and some works he had collected. Bill Cripps died in 1988.

Smedley, William Thomas

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  • 1858-1920

William Thomas Smedley was born in Pennsylvania in 1858. He was known as one of the most popular American illustrators of the nineteenth century. His father, a miller and Quaker minister, sent fifteen-year-old William to work for the Daily Local News in Westchester, Pennsylvania. The editor of the paper encouraged his young ​“printer’s devil” to move to Philadelphia to study with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In the early 1880s, Smedley moved to New York, where his illustrations began appearing in popular magazines. He went to Australia in the mid-1880s to work on a commission for Scribner’s Magazine, and took advantage of his time abroad to travel to India and work in Paris for a time. Smedley returned to New York, where his illustrations sold for top prices, but in the early twentieth century he decided to focus on portraiture. He died in 1920.

Bompas, George J. (1812-1889)

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  • 1812-1889

Dr. G. J. Bompas was born in Bristol, England on September 12, 1812. Studied medicine in Cambridge and Edinburgh, F.R.C.S. . Married Marianne Bedonne in 1838. They had twelve children. Came to Canada in 1860 and settled in Bury Township; did not practice medicine. Taught Botany and Art at Stanstead College and Bishop's College. He did a great many drawings and paintings of the Eastern Townships. Died in Lennoxville, on June 23, 1889.

Bartlett, William Henry (1809-1854)

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  • 1809-1854

William Henry Bartlett was born in London, England in 1809 was a topographical painter. Between 1821 and 1828 he served an apprenticeshgip to architect John Britton. Between 1836 and 1852 he made four trips to Canada and the United States. The drawings of Canada made on these trips were published in conjunction with N.P. Willis under the title Canadian Scenery Illustrated, London, 1842. They are a major contribution to Canada's Pictorial History. He died at sea, between Malta and Marseilles in 1854.

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