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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.

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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)

  • 2002_004
  • 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, 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. 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 1999.1 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.2 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.

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.

Banfill, Bessie Jane, 1899-1975

  • 1899-1975

Bessie Jane Banfill was born on 18 January 1899 on the family farm outside Richmond. Her parents were Enos Leroy Banfill and Sarah Augusta Healy. After some secretarial training, she obtained a position in the office of an asbestos mine near Thetford Mines and secured enough money to support her studies at the Sherbrooke Protestant Hospital, where she graduated in June 1923. Ms. Banfill traveled to Mutton Bay (Labrador) in 1928 and took a missionary training course at the United Church Training School in Toronto. After travelling to the Magdalene Islands, she opened the new W.M.S. Hospital at Smeaton, Saskatchewan in 1933 and was awarded the a medal from King George V in 1935. She went to the Indian Residential School at Ahousaht in 1937 and went back to the Labrador Mission in 1942-1944. After receiving a back injury that prevented her from doing full-time work, she did part-time duty at Cornwall General Hospital and later in Ottawa. Bessie Banfill wrote books and articles on her nursing experience. This includes titles such as "Labrador Nurse" (1952), "Nurse of the Islands" (1965) and "Pioneer Nurse" (1967). She died on November 13, 1975. Her body was given to Queen's University Medical School. She had never married.

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.

Jellicoe, Sidney

  • 1906-1973

Sidney Jellicoe was Professor and Dean of Divinity at Bishop's University from 1952 until his death in 1973. He was the last of a long line of internationally-known Deans of Divinity at Bishop's, as a leading Septuagint scholar of this generation (the Septuagint being the Greek version of the Hebrew Scriptures used by Jews dispersed in the ancient world since pre-Christian times ). "His book, The Septuagint and Modern Study, published by Oxford's prestigious Clarendon Press, is now a standard text set beside Swete's Introduction to the Old Testament in Greek, and Ottley's Handbook to the Septuagint. Its publication in 1968 led to Dean Jellicoe's appointment as Grinfield Lecturer at Oxford for two successive two-year terms. Wherever Septuagint studies continue, his name will be forever remembered. "The Dean" was indeed a Scholar among scholars." (Bishop's University Alumni Magazine, Winter 1974).

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).

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