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Krauze, Andrzej (1947- )

  • 1993_188
  • Person
  • 1947-

Andrzej Krauze was born in a suburb of Warsaw on 7 March 1947. In 1967 he began studying painting and illustration at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Art, and in 1971, while still a student, he began contributing cartoons to the satirical magazine Szpilki and won first prize in a poster competition organized by the Polish National Theatre in Warsaw. He afterwards worked regularly as a poster-designer for the theater until 1973, when he graduated - his diploma submission, an animated cartoon film entitled The Flying Lesson, being censored by the authorities.

After leaving the Academy of Fine Art, Krauze travelled to Paris and London, but in 1974 returned to Warsaw, where he continued contributing to Szpilki and began work as political cartoonist on the weekly magazine Kultura. The context was one of heavy censorship. "Your first censor was your editor," Krauze recalled: "All material was sent to a special office several days before publication and, if they stopped something, it was not only a problem for you but for your editor too. The editor had to be a member of the Communist Party and it was very important for him not to have too much material stopped. If this happened, he was in trouble."

Krauze became a well-known figure in Poland, and across Europe. In 1980 he went to Amsterdam, where he worked as an illustrator for the newspaper Handelsblad, and then moved to Paris, contributing to L'Express, L'Expansion, Lire and L'Alternative. When Martial Law was declared in Poland in December 1981 he was in London organising an exhibition. As he recalled, "I said to myself, if I am a political cartoonist this is my time": "I only had a one-week tourist visa to begin with, but after Martial Law I published a lot of drawings in English, American and French newspapers, and immediately it was impossible to return." Kultura was closed down under Martial Law, but Krause drew cartoons for the Polish trade union paper Solidarnosc. In 1982 he was awarded First Prize in the Forte Dei Marmi (Italy) political satire competition

In 1985 Krauze began supplying political cartoons and illustrations to the Finnish daily Aamulehti, and from 1986 to 1990 he designed posters for London's Old Vic Theatre under the directorship of Jonathan Miller. In 1988 he began contributing cartoons and illustrations to the New Statesman, adding the Guardian and Independent on Sunday in 1989. He simplified his style, and dropped the captions to his cartoons - a change hastened by the realisation that his English wasn't good enough for the British market. The result was very striking. Francis Wheen recalled that when he became the Independent on Sunday's diarist in 1990, he was amazed to find that in his accompanying illustrations Krauze "treated my diary stories as if they were fables by Aesop or La Fontaine, seeking out the essential moral or the universal theme and thus giving them a resonance and depth they scarcely deserved."

Krauze has also contributed to The Times, New York Times, International Herald-Tribune, Sunday Telegraph, Bookseller, Listener, New Scientist, Campaign, Modern Painters and others. In 1985 he was appointed Visiting Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, and in 1997 External Examiner in the Department of Illustration. In 1996 he won the Victoria and Albert Museum Award for Illustration.

Mark Bryant Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Cartoonists and Caricaturists (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2000), p.133.
Stephen Moss "Arts: Spitting images", Guardian, 17 October 2001, p.12.
Francis Wheen "Lives and Letters: Master of His Art", Guardian, 8 March 2003, p.34

Wheeler, Orson (1902-1990)

  • Person
  • 1902-1990

Orson Wheeler (1902-1990)
Born in the village of Way’s Mills in 1902, Orson Wheeler was a professor in the fine arts department at Concordia University in the Montréal for much of his Professional career. A sculptor by training, he is perhaps best known for his bronze busts of noted Canadians. Wheeler was also a talented designer, however, and produced some 200 architectural models. The McGill School of Architecture owns many of these.
During his lifetime, Orson Wheeler’s work was exhibited at venues around the world, including London’s famous Tate Gallery, the New York World’s Fair in 1939 and the Brussels World’s Fair in 1958. His bronzes may be found in collections at Concordia University, Bishop’s University, (Lennoxville), the National Gallery (Ottawa) and the Supreme Court of Canada (Ottawa), among others.
One of Wheeler’s best-known pieces is the magnificent bronze relief map that he produced of the Eastern Townships for the Pioneer Monument on Dufferin Heights. Many of the Wheeler’s plaster casts, including one of actor Christopher Plummer as a young boy, as well as the artist’s own personal archives, are in the collection of the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead.
Source: Author: Matthew Farfan,
Townships Heritage WebMagazine

Wark, Barbara (1930-)

  • Person
  • 1930-

Barbara Wark, daughther of James Wark (1897-1969) and Florence Bryant (1901-1993), was born in Sherbrooke in 1930. Barbara continued to pursue her passion for the arts following her graduation from Bishop’s University in 1950. She briefly attended the Sherbrooke school of ballet before, in 1952, applying to and being accepted by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Her artistic pursuits in New York City led her to remain involved in local theatre spheres upon her graduation and was part of plays presented at The Piggery Theatre and at St. Peter’s Anglican Young People’s Association. By the late 1950s Barbara had shifted her focus from her artistic pursuits towards her career. Barbara worked as a reporter with the Sherbrooke Daily Record and the Toronto Telegram. In 1963, she graduated from the School of Nursing of the Montreal General Hospital. Barbara was later married in 1970 to Martin Larry Drexel, this marriage would bring her to resettle in Camrose, Alberta, where she would stay until Drexel’s death in 1999. Following her husband’s death, Barbara returned to Sherbrooke where she lived with her sister Catherine. It was during this time that Barbara cemented her legacy as a community member, picking up where her mother had left off as the organist for the Church of the Advent. Moreover, Barbara played an active roll in community outreach programs through her involvement with the Mental Health Estrie, an organization dedicated to providing mental health services and support in English in the greater Sherbrooke area.

Derick, John (1810-1855)

  • Person
  • 1810-1855

John Derick (sometimes appears as John Derick 2nd) was born in Christie’s Manor (Quebec) on 29 July 1810 to Conrade/Conrad Derick and Katharina (a.k.a. Catherine and Caty) Kohlhammer. He married first Ophelia Edy (d. 1846) in Caldwell’s Manor in September 1837 and together they had the following children: Mary Derick (b. ca. 1838), Newbury Edy Derick (1840-1920), and Ann Ophelia Derick (1846-1846). He married second Sarah Ann Bush, widow of Ira Row, in February 1847 in Clarenceville. Together they had the following children: Calvin G. Derick (1849-1849), Matilda L. Derick (b. 1850). John Derick was a farmer in St. Thomas and served as the Pay Master Sergeant for the 2nd Rouville Battalion Militia. He died the 28 March 1855 and is buried in Noyan.

Derick, Newbury Edy (1840-1920)

  • Person
  • 1840-1920

Newbury Edy Derick (Sr.) was born on 11 June 1840 in Noyan, Quebec, the son of John Derick (1810-1855) and Ophelia Edy. He was the last owner in the Derick family of the Philip Derick farm, located on the division between Foucault and Noyan Townships and which was a leading farm at one time. He was married first to Maria Hudson (1835-1899) on 31 December 1861. Together they had four children: Mary Hudson (b. 1863), Emma Ophelia (b. 1865), Newbury Edy (b. 1867), and Nellie Maria (b. 1870). Newbury married second Sarah Force (1848-1905), who had been keeping house for Morris C. Derick for a time following the death of Morris’ wife. He died on 17 February 1920.

Derick, Conrade (1774-1842)

  • Person
  • 1774-1842

Conrade/Conrad Derick was born on 6 August 1774 in Brunswick Center, New York to Philip Derick and Maria Brust. He married Katharina (a.k.a. Catherine and Caty) Kohlhammer on 12 July 1796 in Brunswick Center, New York. Together they had ten children: Hannah (b. 1797), Maria (b. 1880), Lany (b. 1802), Catharine (b. 1804), Dianney (b. 1806), Philip Calvin (b. 1808), John (b. 1810), Pamelia (b. 1812), b. Magdalena (b. 1816), and Sarah (b. 1821). Conrad operated the farm originally owned by his father, as well as serving as a Justice of the Peace and a Commissioner of the Court of the King’s Bench. He was the first treasurer and warden for Christ Church at Caldwell’s Manor, a major in the militia, and a vice-president of the Missisquoi County Agricultural Society. Conrad died on 19 June 1842 in Noyan, Quebec.

Whistler, James McNeill (1834-1903)

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  • Person
  • 1834-1903

"Born at Lowell, Massachusetts, Whistler spent his boyhood in Russian returning to United Stated in 1849. Attended West Point, 1851-4. and had drawing lesson from Robert Weir. Went to Paris in 1855 and studied painting under Gleyer. Lived chiefly in London after 1859. Was influenced by Fantin-Latoru, Courbet, and by Japanese prints. Visited Venice in 1879. Died in London." The National Gallery of Canada Catalogue of Painting and Sculpture by R.H. Hubbard, U of T Press, 1959.

Bompas, George J. (1812-1889)

  • Person
  • 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.
Source: "The Artists, and Engravers" The Eastern Townships, Charles de Volpi and P.H. Scowen

Rovithis, Manos (1927-1998)

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  • Person
  • 1927-1998

Manos Rovithis was born in Athens, Greece in 1927. He was raised and educated in Paris, France, where he attended the Grande Chaumière Art School. Manos' work carries the influence of Alfred Dufatrel, an impressionist painter and family friend. After exhibiting in France, Germany and Greece, Rovithis came to Canada in 1963. Since coming to Canada he has worked exclusively with his palette knife instead of a brush. He felt that the palette knife technique allows him greater freedom of expression. Manos Rovithis died in London Ontario in 1998.
Source: Excerpted from Manos Rovithis Art Studio pamphlet. London Ontario.

Côté, Marcel

  • Person
  • 29 novembre 1931 - 26 janvier 1984

Marcel Côté, fils de Alphonse Côté et de Lucienne Lessard, est né à Montréal le 29 novembre 1931 où il épouse Roxy Pearl Hiltz le 25 septembre 1954. Il décède subitement à Waterloo le 26 janvier 1984, âgé de 53 ans.
Il vient s'établir à Waterloo au début des années 1960, prenant la relève de son père à titre de photographe. En plus de son travail en studio, il est photographe de presse pour le journal La Voix de l'Est pour la région de Waterloo jusqu'à la fermeture du bureau du quotidien dans cette municipalité. Il poursuit ensuite l'exercice de son métier au service de la compagnie Meubles Roxton et, en 1978, il se fait élire, une première fois, au poste de conseiller municipal. Au cours de son deuxième mandat, il est victime d'un accident cardio-vasculaire.

Laliberté, Florand

  • Person
  • 1928-1997

Florand Laliberté est né en 1928 du mariage d'Arthur Laliberté et d'Eldéa Rivard. Le 30 octobre 1954, il épouse Monique Bruneau à l'église Saint-Eugène de Granby; le couple aura deux enfants. Florand Laliberté est décédé le 15 juillet 1997, à l'âge de 69 ans.

Florand Laliberté entreprend sa carrière de photographe en 1947, à l'âge de dix-huit ans. Il ouvre un premier studio au 203, rue Principale, face à la rue Saint-Joseph, au milieu des années 1950. Il se spécialise dans la photo de studio, de groupes scolaires et de mariages. Au début des années 1980, il déménage son studio au 20, rue Gill, où il pratique jusqu'à sa retraite, en 1993.

Porter, Clinton D.

  • Person
  • 1888-1981

Clinton D. Porter est né le 24 mai 1888. Il est le fils de De Forest Porter et de Carrie Bressie. En 1911, il épouse Eva L. Gilman à l'église méthodiste St.Paul de Waterloo. Il décède en 1981 à sa résidence de la rue Denison, où il réside depuis 1916. En 1910, après des études en comptabilité, Clinton D. Porter entre au service de la toute nouvelle compagnie de caoutchouc de Granby, la Miner Rubber. Il est promu surintendant de la Miner en 1930, poste qu'il occupe jusqu'à sa retraite, en 1957. Parallèlement à sa longue carrière au sein de l'entreprise, C. D. Porter est un actif supporteur du mouvement scout local, à titre de secrétaire du Granby Boy Scout Group de 1927 à 1946 et, à l'échelle régionale, en tant qu'assistant commissaire du district, de 1934 à 1966. Son rôle lui vaut seize citations d'honneur, dont la très convoitée Silver Acorn pour sa contribution exceptionnelle au développement du mouvement scout anglophone du Canada.

Savage, Ellis A.

  • Person
  • 1875-1903

Ellis Savage est né le 22 septembre 1875 à Granby; il y meurt prématurément le 14 février 1903, terrassé par une pneumonie. Il est le fils de Mary Bradford et d'Alonzo C. Savage, commerçant et maire de Granby de 1877 à 1892. Ellis Savage épouse Mary Fuller, d'East Farnham, au mois d'août 1901.

Engagé au commerce de son père avec son frère Raymond, Ellis Savage en devient associé au tournant du XXe siècle, le magasin général portant désormais le nom de A. C. Savage & Sons. L'édifice commercial des Savage, situé au 17 de la rue Principale, fait aujourd'hui partie du patrimoine architectural de Granby.

Photographe amateur de talent, c'est à Ellis Savage que l'on doit les plus belles photos de Granby de la fin du XIXe siècle.

Merrill, Margaret E.

  • Person
  • 1927-2010

Margaret Emily Merrill, daughter of Martin Merrill and Elsie Willard, was born in 1927. During her professional life, Margaret worked as travelling laboratory technician for the Sherbrooke Hospital. She died on 21 January 2010 and was interred in Malvern Cemetery.

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

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  • Person
  • 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. He then proceeded to United States after a year's internship in Montréal 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 solider after World War II. He died on March 21, 2020 after a short battle with cancer in Calgary, Alberta.
Sources: Excerpted from Dr. Paulette Resumé by Galerie Robert Senneville
"Obituary: Robert Edwin Paulette," McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, accessed April 29, 2020, https://mhfh.com/tribute/details/30482/Robert-PAULETTE/obituary.html.

Motyer, Arthur

  • Person
  • 1925-2011

Arthur John Motyer was born December 15, 1925 in Hamilton, Bermuda. He attended Saltus Grammar School and later Mount Allison University (1942-1945). A Rhodes Scholarship took him to Oxford for further studies in English, after which he returned to Canada where he taught English and Drama at the University of Manitoba (1948-50) and Bishop’s University (1950-70). Arthur Motyer married Janet Speid in 1955 and they had two children; Dr. Michael Motyer and Gillian Allen (Motyer). While at Bishop’s University, he led the development and realization of the Centennial Theatre, giving Bishop’s the finest university theatrical facilities in Canada at the time. Returning to Sackville in 1970 as Purvis Professor of English and Associate Dean of Faculty, he immersed himself in the cultural life of campus and community. In addition to taking on the roles of Dean of Arts and Vice-President Academic, he served for many years as Chair of the Performing Arts Committee and of the classical concert touring organization Debut Atlantic, founded Windsor Theatre and the Mount Allison Drama Program, and was mentor and founding chair of Live Bait Theatre. In his retirement, he wrote two distinguished books, the novel What’s Remembered and a memoir, The Staircase Letters.Arthur Motyer died on June 23, 2011 in Sackville, New Brunswick. In September 2011, Arthur was posthumously awarded the Bermuda Arts Council 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award.

Wark, Catherine (1929-2009)

  • Person
  • 1929-2009

Catherine Wark, daughther of James Wark (1897-1969) and Florence Bryant (1901-1993), was born in Sherbrooke in 1929. During her childhood, she pursued music and performance but in adulthood Catherine moved away from her interests in the arts in favour of a career at Bishop’s University as a secretary. Catherine occupied her post from 1955 until her retirement in 1992 and over the course of her career, left a positive impression on her coworkers and faculty. Upon her retirement, the Bishop’s University Staff Newsletter ran an article praising Catherine for her contributions to the University. Catherine died in Sherbrooke in 2009.

Wark, Florence (1901-1993)

  • Person
  • 1901-1993

Florence Byrant, daugher of John Henry Bryant (-1934) and Ida Wearne (d. 1924), was born in October 1901 in Sherbrooke. During her lifetime, Florence served as the organist for the Church of the Advent and was active in other artistic groups within the community.1 On 1 October 1927, Florence married James Wark (1897-1969). It may well be their shared appreciation for the arts that brought James and Florence together. The couple had two daughters, Catherine (1929-2009) and Barbara (b. 1930) who each pursued interests in the arts, focused around the theatre, dance, and music. Florence Wark died in Sherbrooke in 1993.

Wark, James H. (1897-1969)

  • Person
  • 1897-1969

James Howard Wark was born in Sherbrooke on 1 August 1897 to John G. Wark (1855-1925) and Catherine Fraser (1857-1938). During his youth, Jim, as he was known colloquially, was involved with the Boy Scouts-Church of the Advent group. Moreover, during his early adolescence, Jim received his confirmation from the Church of the Advent on December 4th, 1911.

As a young man, Jim served for a brief period with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. He enlisted with 1st Depot Battalion, 1st Quebec Regiment in May 1918 at an enlistment office in Montreal and was quickly on his way to England, arriving in mid-July. At the time of his enlistment, Jim listed his marital status as single and his occupation as a chauffeur.1 Upon arrival in England, Jim was placed in a segregated camp for CEF recruits as part of a quarantine set up in response to the Spanish flu. This quarantine lasted 28 days and, along with other precautions taken in response to influenza, drastically lengthened the training period for Canadian recruits. As a result, he would complete his training as the war was drawing to an end and would not reach continental Europe during his time overseas. Jim was discharged from his duties in Montreal, demobilization is the reason given for his discharge.

Among the memorabilia Jim collected during his time overseas are numerous theatre programmes. These artifacts provide important insight into his interests as well as his daily activities while stationed in England. The programmes, originating from The Palladium, the Adelphi Theatre, the London Hippodrome, the Lyceum Theatre, and the Picture House in Birmingham, reveal a young man who was passionately interested in the arts.

Following his return home, Jim took up a job as the district sales manager for Sherbrooke for the British American Oil Company. He remained at this post for over two decades and followed up this career with employment at the J.S. Mitchell and Co. Ltd.2 Upon his return to Sherbrooke, Jim picked up where he had left off being an active member of his community. He continued his service with the Boy Scouts while also being an active member of the Sherbrooke Rotary club and president of the Sherbrooke Snow Shoe Club, among other community organizations.

On 1 October 1927, James married Florence Bryant (1901-1993), of the J.H. Bryant bottling company family. It may well be this shared appreciation for the arts that brought James and Florence together. The couple had two daughters, Catherine (1929-2009) and Barbara (b. 1930) who each pursued interests in the arts, focused around the theatre, dance, and music.

Jim Wark died 24 August 1969 at his home in Sherbrooke and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Speid-Motyer, Janet (1919-2012)

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  • Person
  • 1919-2012

Janet Motyer was born Janet Marian Speid in Lennoxville, Québec. She studied with Canadian artists Arthur Lismer (1885-1969) and Fred Ross (1927-2014) and at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts, at the Abbott School in Washington, D.C., the Beaux-Arts in Sherbrooke.
Source: Pamphlet of "Portraits by New Brunswick Artists", Lorenzo Society, Saint John Campus of University of New Brunswick, May 13th, 1979.

Gagnon, Yechel (1973- )

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  • Person
  • 1973-

Yechel Gagnon was born in Longueuil (Québec) in 1973. She began her studies at the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto, then received a Master's degree in visual arts at Concordia University in Montréal in 2000. Since 1996, she has participated in many collection exhibitions as well as doing solo exhibitions in Québec, Ontario and France. The quality of her work was awarded with scholarships and prizes. Her pieces currently lie in private and museum collections. Notably in the Nova Scotia Museum of Fine Arts, the Gotland Museum of Fine Arts (Sweden), the Osler Hoskins & Harcourt collection in Toronto.
In 1996, while studying in Ontario, Gagnon discovered the infinite qualities that plywood's stratifications had to offer. She also discovered Paterson Ewen's artwork that same year at the Ontario Museum of Fine Arts. Though she mostly sculpts in plywood, Gagnon also used other techniques such as drawing, engraving and installation. In her artistic work, she explores the tension between what is natural and artificial. Her pieces are often very spacious and evoke timeless moment of introspection and getting in touch with nature.
Excerpted from Yechel Gagnon Art Public Montréal https: //artpublicmontreal.ca/en/artiste/gagnon-yechel/

Ladd, Gordon (1929-2018)

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  • Person
  • 1929-2018

Born and raised in the heart of the Eastern Townships of Québec, Gordon Ladd has had a lifelong love of nature. Working mainly in oils, the colour sense and pleasing characterizations of his striking, yet tranquil nature studies have become the trademark of his art. In 1967 he decided to study art under the direction of the late Ron Davies, a distinguished Canadian artist. After a time of instruction and developing his own unique style, he then spent a period teaching art in various local schools. In 1977 he stopped teaching to devote more time to his paintings. A major project of Gordon's was recording in oils, the vanishing and vanished water or steam powered mills of the Eastern Townships of Québec. Gordon Ladd paintings have been show in exhibitions in Montréal, Lennoxville, Toronto and through the Southern Québec Region. Paintings are also hanging in galleries in Québec and Ontario. His works are found in numerous private collections. He died in Knowlton, Québec in 2018.
Source: Gordon Ladd Gallery, No. 9 Davignon Street in , Brome Lake (Knowlton) - pamphlet and Sherbrooke Record Obituary, October, 2018.

Ingalls, Ross Baxter

  • Person
  • 1914-2006

Ross Baxter Ingalls was admitted to Bishop's University in 1931, but did not complete his degree due to his involvement in the war. He received a Distinguished Flying Cross, August 11, 1942, and was decorated by H.M. the King, in February 1943.

Yearwood, Peter J.

  • Person

Professor and historian, Peter J. Yearwood was born in London, England on May 8, 1948. After graduating from Bishop's University in 1968, he went to Balliol College, Oxford, where he got a second BA in 1970 (which more or less automatically became an MA a few years later) and then went to the University Of Sussex, where he studied under Christopher Thorne, and eventually gained a PhD in History in 1980. After several years in part-time adult education in London, in 1979 he took up a post in the Department of History at the University of Jos in Nigeria, where he reached the level of Senior Lecturer. In 1996 he returned to England to seek employment and push on with writing a book. In 2000, he took up a post as Visiting Senior Lecturer at the University of Papua New Guinea. He has several publications on British policy in the era of the First World War, on imperial rivalries in Africa, and on the expatriate firms and the Nigerian colonial economy in World War I. He has also worked with colleagues in Jos to develop the historiography of the Central Nigerian area. Author of Nigeria and the Death of Liberal England Palm Nuts and Prime Ministers, 1914-1916. Author note reads: Peter J. Yearwood is Leader of the History, Gender Studies, and Philosophy Strand at the University of Papua New Guinea, and Joint Editor of the South Pacific Journal of Philosophy and Culture. He is the author of Guarantee of Peace, The League of Nations in British Politics 1914-1925 (2009).

Frizzell, Harold C.

  • Canada
  • Person
  • 1921-2010

Harold C. Frizzell was born on December 20, 1921. While attending the local high school he served on the Students’ Council, played hockey and basketball and was among the school’s skiers. He returns in the third year to continue a B.Sc. course majoring in Chemistry and Physics. He received a B.Sc. from Bishop's University in 1946 married Margaret C. H___ (1922-2007). He served in the Canadian Artillery during WWII and while at Bishop’s volunteered to farm out west. He was grandfather of Raymond Frizzell ’10. (Bishop's Magazine 2011). Harold C. Frizzell died on October 27, 2010.

Borlase, George

  • Person

George Borlase graduated from Bishop's University in 1855. According to the Barreau de Quebec he was on the Role of Order until 1880. The Sherbrooke Weekly Examiner and L'Electeur indicate that he committed suicide in August 8, 1883. He left behind a wife and seven children.

Duval, Raymond Errol

  • Person
  • 1920-2007

Raymond Errol Duval was the founder of the department of Business Administration at Bishop's University, and taught there from 1958-1983. Duval was born in Grand’Mere, Quebec on December 20, 1920. He first came to Bishop’s University as a student in 1939 and took part in all the available sporting activities, playing in each with “the same fiery enthusiasm, that determined desire to win.” He also acted in plays, was editor of The Mitre, and graduated with History Honors in 1942. Immediately after graduation, Errol obtained a commission in the Canadian Army, but his military career was cut short. He was invalided back to Canada from England in 1943. During his convalescence in London, Ontario, he met and married his wife Evelyn in 1949; their twins Greg and Catherine were born in 1951. After regaining his health, Errol entered graduate studies at the University of Western Ontario where he obtained a Diploma in Business Administration in 1951 and an M.B.A. in 1954. He taught Business Administration at Western and at the University of Windsor before he was invited to Bishop’s in 1958 to introduce a Business program. In the early 1960s, a two-member department, just Errol and an accounting professor, managed to offer a Business major for a B.A. degree. Despite these limited resources the program was a great success. Business alumni from that period, including David Williams after whom the Business School is now named, value the education they received. On arrival at Bishop’s, Errol also started an evening course in Executive Development that was extremely successful. Some 450 executives completed the course up to 1968 when it merged with a program given by the Canadian Institute of Management. Errol was also keen that the department should always have the best advice available, and ensured this by establishing an Advisory Committee of distinguished business people. By the time Errol retired, the Department had grown into a Division with twenty faculty and about one hundred graduates per year. Errol made many contributions to the administrative operations of the University and to the local community as a lay reader at local churches and as an enthusiastic member of Lennoxville Curling Club and Milby Golf Club, of which he was a founding member in 1964. The University recognized Errol’s outstanding contributions by the award of a D.C.L. at his retirement in 1983. He went to live in Jersey with his second wife Clare, who came from that island. Errol Duval, Professor Emeritus of Business, died on May 17, 2007.

Douglas, Cedric Stuart

  • Person
  • 1890-1968

Cedric Stuart Douglas wa born on 16 December 1890 in East Farnham, Quebec. He was the son of William James and Susan (Pearson) Douglas. He received his BA in 1914 from McGill University, then qualified as a teacher and French specialist and taught in Sutton. In 1916-1917, he was principal at Danville Academy where Marjorie Todd Bridgette was a teacher. In December 1917, he passed an army medical examination, reporting for duty at the end of the school year in July 1918. Attestation Papers induct #2522776 Gunner Cedric S. Douglas in to the 79th Battery Canadian Field Artillery (C.F.A). His battalion, by now the Second Canadian Tank Battalion, sailed from Quebec City on 5 October 1918. En route the Spanish Flu broke out and on arrival in English, everyone was hospitalized until after the Armistice. In England, waiting to be sent home, Cedric was made a Sergeant and taught at Khaki College.

Cedric eventually returned from England and was discharged on 30 July 1919. He had already secured the position of Principal at Cowansville Academy, and promptly wrote to Miss Bridgette, arranged to visit Birchton and in October proposed. Cedric and Marjorie Todd Bridgette were married 3 July 1920. Together they had two children: John Creighton and Robert Keith.

During the 1930s Great Depression, Cedric was Principal at several schools in different parts of the Province, but when Creighton entered McGill, he found a teaching position at Westmount High School in Montreal. At home in Sutton, he ran a small printing business, and after retirement, taught at St. Helen's School in Dunham. Cedric died in Sutton, Quebec on 26 June 1968.

Winn, Susan Anglin

  • Person

Susan Anglin Winn graduated from Bishop's University in 1961, and later received a M.Ed. from McGill University. In 1996 she retired from the Lester B. Pearson School Board after 32 years as a teacher, consultant and school administrator.

Whalley, George

  • Person
  • 1915-1983

George Whalley (25 July 1915 - 27 May 1983) was a scholar, poet, naval officer and secret intelligence agent during World War II, CBC broadcaster, musician, biographer, and translator.He taught English at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario (1950-80) and was twice the head of the department. He was elected to the Royal Society of Canada in 1959. He married Elizabeth Watts on July 25, 1944. His brother, Peter Whalley, was a famous artist and cartoonist. Whalley completed his first B.A. at Bishop's University, in Lennoxville, Quebec, graduating in 1935. As a Rhodes Scholar, he completed his second B.A. at Oriel College, Oxford, in 1939. He received an M.A. from Oriel College, Oxford, in 1945. He completed his second M.A. degree at Bishop's University in 1948. His thesis was entitled "A Critique of Criticism." He received his Ph.D. from King's College, University of London, in 1950. Whalley was a leading expert on the writings of the poet and critic Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Whalley served in the Royal Canadian Naval Volunteer Reserve (1940-56) and was on active duty in the
Royal Navy (1940-45). After the war, Whalley served as the Commander to HMCS Cataraqui in Kingston (1952-56). He retired with the rank of Commander in 1956. Whalley's wartime poetry has been praised as displaying a mature range and scope unique amongst second world war poets. George Whalley died in Kingston, Ontario in 1983.

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