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Atkinson, Robert S.
Person · 1946-

Robert S. (Bob) Atkinson (1946- ), born in North Bay, moved with his family to Sudbury when he was five. He resided in that community until 1968 when he left for Waterloo University. In 1969 he moved to Scarborough to start work, and he still resides there.

Atkinson has always been interested in history and amongst his hobbies he not only published booklets of historic postcards on North Bay and Sudbury, but also became an active member of the Toronto Postcards Club, holding the position of President for a time.

Robert Atkinson is still very active in publishing of historic postcards.

Avery, Benjamin Franklin
Person · 1890-1965

Benjamin (Ben) Franklin Avery (1890-1965), third son and fifth child of William and Jane Avery (née Baldwin) was born October 21, 1890 at Aurora, New York. Avery graduated from Yale University in 1914 and obtained his Master in Forestry in 1916. Very active in sports, he played football and was the wrestling team captain. During WWI he served as Lieutenant with the U.S. Armed Forces (1917-1918), then returned to Canada. In 1921 he married Mary Adelaide Stone (1897-1991) in Sault Ste. Marie, daughter of Frederick and Grace Laura Maude (née Taylor) Stone of Chatham, Ontario. Ben and Mary Avery had 4 children: Daniel Dudley (1923-1965), Deborah (1925-2018), Frederick Stone (1927-2014) and Mary. In 1925, Benjamin Avery became a Canadian citizen. Involved in forestry, he first came to Canada in 1915 for a summer job in Sault Ste. Marie for the Spanish River Pulp and Paper Company and returned after his graduation to work full time. He worked for the company from 1919-1937. The company merged with Abitibi Power Paper in 1928. He later became assistant general manager of woodlands in 1934. In 1937 he accepted the post as woodlands manager for Great Lakes Paper Company, at Fort Williams. In 1946, until his retirement in 1959, Avery worked for KVP at Espanola, where he was elected a director of the company in 1946 and general manager and Vice President. Later, in 1951, Avery was elected President of KVP Company Ltd and General Manager of the Espanola plant. Avery originated the tree farms idea and was one of the first to express the need for proper cutting and reforestation methods. He has been a senior executive of many Canadian forestry and related trade and professional organizations. To name a few: in 1957 he was elected Chairman of the Executive Board of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association; he occupied the position of President of the Canadian Forestry Association (1959-1962); President of the Canadian Society of Forest Engineers; Chairman of the woodlands section of the Canadian Pulp and Paper Association; Vice president of the Ontario Forest Industry. After his retirement he became a member of the Laurentian University Board of Governors (1960-1965) and was the Chairman of the Founders’ Fund. In 1964 the institution awarded him an Honourary Doctorate (Doctor of Law). As a member of the Espanola community he was also involved in many groups and associations. In 1972 Laurentian University named the Physical Education Centre building in his honour: the Benjamin F. Avery Physical Education Centre.

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William Beaton (Bill) (1896-1956) was Mayor of Sudbury, Ontario for eleven consecutive years from 1941-1952. Before moving to Sudbury, Beaton had worked for the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway (TN&O) and the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) in North Bay, Ontario. In 1921 he was transferred to Sudbury as Assistant Chief Clerk. By 1927, he resigned from the railway and remained in Sudbury, where he was self-employed in the insurance business. Beaton, an influential figure in sports in Northeastern Ontario, was active in swimming and canoeing, and he coached or managed hockey and baseball teams. He won the senior tandem paddling race with G.G. McCubbin at the Canadian National Exhibition in 1926. They defeated olympic paddlers, and set a new record for the course. Beaton and his wife Isla won nine consecutive mixed tandem canoe races in Northern Ontario. They competed until 1936. The Beaton Classic, an annual sports marathon in the city, is named in his honour. Bill Beaton passed away on April 1, 1956

http://viaf.org/viaf/48660345 · Person · 1934-

Liliane Beauchamp (née Gauthier), militante de la promotion et défense des droits des franco-ontariens et francophones hors Québec, est impliquée dans de nombreux organismes des secteurs de l’éducation des soins hospitaliers, et de la défense de la langue française. Elle est aussi active au sein de groupes et associations à caractère communautaire dans la région de Sudbury. Fille d’Anna Clairoux et Léoda Gauthier, elle est née à Sudbury en mai 1934. En 1954, Liliane Gauthier marie Rhéal Beauchamp. Ils ont 4 enfants : Nicole, Jocelyne, Colette et Serge.

Après avoir obtenu son brevet d’enseignement de l’Université d’Ottawa en 1952, Liliane Beauchamp entreprend sa carrière d’enseignante. En effet, jusqu’en 1974, elle occupera plusieurs postes d’enseignante dans les écoles primaires et secondaires de Sudbury ainsi qu’au Collège Notre-Dame. Toutefois, pendant cette même période, Madame Beauchamp est aussi impliquée dans diverses associations et groupements, tant au niveau paroissial, régional que provincial et même national. Ainsi, elle est membre de l’AFEO et aussi membre d’un comité provincial de la FEO. Puis en 1970, elle a été élue vice-présidente de l’ACFO Provinciale, et présidente du comité d’animation socio-culturelle de l’ACFO Provinciale.

En 1974, Liliane Beauchamp est élue conseillère scolaire du Conseil des Écoles catholiques du district de Sudbury, poste qu’elle occupera jusqu’en 1988. Au cours des 14 ans qu’elle sera conseillère scolaire, Madame Beauchamp siègera sur de nombreux comités et exercera plusieurs fonctions à l’intérieur du Conseil scolaire. En effet, à sa première année en tant que conseillère scolaire du Conseil, elle est aussi Présidente du Comité consultatif, et membre de l’équipe du ministère de l’éducation, pour l’évaluation du Conseil scolaire de Kapuskasing. C’est aussi en cette même année (1974) que Madame Beauchamp est Présidente du groupe de travail national sur " La minorité de langue française hors-Québec".

En 1976, elle est élue Directrice à l’Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française, et Directrice de l’Association française des conseillers scolaires de l’Ontario (AFCSO). Mentionnons que Liliane Beauchamp a exercé plusieurs fonctions au sein de l’AFCSO : élue Vice-présidente en 1978, elle devient Présidente provinciale en 1979-1980, en même temps qu’elle est Présidente du conseil des Écoles catholiques du district de Sudbury. De 1980 à 1983, elle est membre de Comités provinciaux du ministère de l’Éducation, tout en étant Vice-présidente (1980-1984) élue de l’Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF). L’année suivante elle en sera élue Présidente générale, et en 1986-1987, Secrétaire générale de cette dernière association. Une des membres fondatrices de l’Association franco-ontarienne des Conseils d’écoles catholiques (AFOCEC), Liliane Beauchamp en est la Secrétaire générale de 1988 à 1992.

Depuis les années 1978, Madame Beauchamp est aussi activement impliquée dans le milieu hospitalier, et ce à titre bénévole. En 1978, elle est secrétaire de l’Auxiliaire de l’Hôpital Laurentien, pour en 1983-1986 être présidente du comité des bourses, et 1994-1996 Vice-présidente du Conseil d’administration de l’auxiliaire de l’Hôpital Laurentien. C’est en 1996, qu’elle devient présidente des Auxiliaires/bénévoles de l’hôpital régional de Sudbury, poste qu’elle occupera jusqu’en 2001. Liliane Beauchamp a aussi été membre à deux reprises, du Conseil d’administration de l’Hôpital Laurentien entre 1994 et 2001.

Bien que les principales sphères d’activités dans lesquelles elle est active soient l’éducation et les milieux hospitaliers, Liliane Beauchamp a aussi été membre de conseils administratifs de Caisses Populaires de la région de Sudbury, membre du comité pour la reconstruction de l’église Sainte-Anne des Pins, et elle s’est aussi impliquée dans des projets d’animation pour la région ou encore la construction d’une maison de pension pour personnes âgées. De plus, elle a publié en 2000, une biographie de son père, Léoda Gauthier qui a été membre du parlement pour le Parti Libéral du Canada (1945-1958).

Les actions, interventions et réalisations de Liliane Beauchamp ont été au-delà de la région du nord ontarien, et se sont étendues à la communauté canadienne-française de l’Ontario et même du Canada. Ainsi de nombreuses associations, et institutions, ainsi que les gouvernements municipal, provincial et fédéral lui ont décerné des certificats et diplômes honorifiques en reconnaissance de son dévouement et afin de souligner l’ensemble de son œuvre. Pour ne mentionner que quelques-uns des prix décernés : Personnalité de l’année en 1984 (ACFO Sudbury), Chevalier de l’Ordre de la Pléiade en 2003 (Assemblée parlementaire de la francophonie), Membre à vie de l’Association des auxiliaires d’hôpitaux de l’Ontario (1997), et aussi de l’Association des établissements de santé du Canada (1998). Membre honoraire de l’ACELF (2003), et récipiendaire de la médaille commémorative du 125ème anniversaire du Canada (1993), Liliane Beauchamp a aussi reçu la décoration de la Compagnie des Cent-Associés francophones (1983).

Bien que déménagée avec son époux dans la région d’Ottawa depuis juillet 2005, Liliane Beauchamp demeure membre du conseil d’administration de l’École de médecine du Nord-Ontario (nommée en 2003), et Présidente de la Compagnie des Cent-Associés francophones (élue en 2002) pour laquelle elle a été Chancelière de 1992-2001.

Bennett, Harold
Person · 1890-1983

Harold Bennett (1890-1983) was the second President of Laurentian University from 1961-1963. Member of the Laurentian University Board of Governors from 1970-1972. In 1960, he received an Honorary Degree from Huntington University. He was Registrar at Victoria University.

Blakely, Marguerite
Person · 1927-2018

Marguerite Oressa Buell (1927-2018) was born August 4, 1927 in Massey, Ontario. She came to Sudbury in 1929 with her family, and in 1951 married Brock Blakely. Together they had 4 children. Marguerite Blakely died in Sudbury in 2018 at the age of 91.

Boudignon, Robert
Person · 1917-2001

Robert Fernand Boudignon (1917-2001) was born in Cheptainville, France. He moved to Toronto, Canada in 1923. Boudignon served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps from 1940-1946, and the Canadian Army Reserve from 1950-1968. He married in 1948 and moved to Sudbury the same year. Boudignon worked for INCO until his retirement in 1982. Due to his interest in history, he participated in compiling information for a book on the history of French River.

Carlin, Robert H.
Person · 1901-1992

Robert Carlin (1901-1992) was a union member, organizer and activist who was born in Mulgrave County, Quebec, as one of a family of ten children. In the summer of 1916, he moved to Cobalt to work at Dominion Reduction Silver Mine and also signed his first union card with the Cobalt Miners Union, Local 146 Western Federation of Miners (WFM). In 1919, Carlin joined the One Big Union (OBU). Then, while working as a miner in Kirkland Lake, Ontario in 1936, he became a charter member of Local 240 of the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW). In 1942, after being fired for union activity, Carlin moved to Sudbury where he remained for the rest of his life. In 1944, he was Worker’s Delegate Advisor at that year’s session of the International Labour Office. In 1942, he represented the IUMMSW as an Executive Council Member of the Canadian Congress of Labour (CCL) and as a member of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation (CCF). In 1949 he and the IUMMSW were expelled from the CCF when they refused to comply with the anti-communist crusade being conducted by that party. Between 1943-1952, Carlin was the Eastern Canada Director (District 8) of IUMMSW and National Organizer for IUMMSW between 1956 and 1958.

Between 1943-1948, running for the CCF, Carlin was elected, then re-elected as a member of the Ontario Legislature representing Sudbury before going down to defeat by Welland Gemmell, a Progressive Conservative. In 1949 he ran again, also unsuccessfully, in the Federal election as a candidate for Nickel Belt on the Farmer-Labour ticket. From 1962-1972 Mr. Carlin worked for the United Steelworkers of America (USWA) as an International Representative. He was awarded a Centennial Medal of Canada in 1967, in recognition of his contributions to the labour movement, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Laurentian University in 1978.

Checkeris, Ernest
Person · 1925-2014

Ernest James (Ernie) Checkeris (1925 -2014) was born in Toronto, Ontario to Greek refugees. He attended public schools in Toronto until grade 12, when he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Navy to serve in World War II. Checkeris moved to Sudbury in 1945 where he was general manager and co-owner of Wahnapitae Lumber Building Supplies. In 1945 he was elected a school trustee in Dryden Township, serving in this position for 55 years until his retirement in 2000. As of 2011, he was the longest serving school trustee in Ontario’s history.

Ernie Checkeris has been highly influential in the field of education in Ontario, serving on numerous committees and councils. In addition to his work as a trustee, perhaps most notably, was his membership to the Ontario Provincial Committee of Aims and Objectives of Education in the Schools of Ontario, which published Living and Learning, better known as the 1968 Hall-Dennis Report. Checkeris’ involvement in education also included addressing issues facing schools such as labour relations, special education, racism, and violence, with specific attention given to the concerns of Sudbury and the needs of Northern Ontario.

In recognition of his work in education, Ernie Checkeris was made a lifetime member of the Ontario Public School Boards and the Canadian School Boards. He received many awards acknowledging his accomplishments including the Order of Ontario in 2000, an honorary doctorate in canon law from Thornloe University in 2001, and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal in 2003. The Ernie Checkeris Public School, in Sudbury, was named after him in 1989, and the Thornloe Theatre was renamed “The Ernie Checkeris Theatre” in 2011.

In addition to his work in education, Ernie Checkeris was active in his community. He was a supporter of the Junior Chambers of Commerce (Jaycees), Boy Scouts of Canada, and other youth organizations. Checkeris was also involved with Greek cultural organizations such as the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Community. A supporter of the arts, he attended Cambrian College where he studied pottery in 1980; his works include publicly displayed murals, as well as clay sculptures. Checkeris also published a collection his writings, Thanks Be to the Gods!: A Memory (Sudbury: Teen Tree Pah Publishing) in 2001.

Craig, Florence Isabella
Person · 1912-1992

Florence Isabella Craig (1912-1992), daughter of Rufus James and Florence Craig, was born in Sudbury. In 1941, she married Norman Yeigh, in Toronto, but always continued to use only her maiden name. Indeed, she signed all of her correspondence, poems and notes using her maiden name: Craig. She moved back to Sudbury in the 1970s, where she resided until her death.

Craig had a career in the worlds of journalism, editing, and writing. In the 1930s, she worked as correspondent for the Sudbury Star and the Toronto Star. After becoming the first woman editor of a mining magazine in Timmins in the early 1940s, she moved to Toronto where she continued to work as editor at Small Arms Ltd. for its magazine, Fore Sight. She also worked with Claire Wallace as writer for her radio program. Together they worked for the Victory Bond Campaign, and also wrote a book together: The Giauque Family. Craig was also a poet.

Crombie, Rod
Person

Rod Crombie worked as a camera operator for CKNC, Radio Canada and later as a freelance camera operator. He completed a Bachelor of Applied Arts at Toronto Metropolitan University (at the time named Ryerson Polytechnic) making up part of the first graduating BAA class in the Radio and Television Arts program. A job in Sudbury Ontario brought him to Northern Ontario where he worked for CKNC and their Toronto affiliate CBLT which produced content for Radio Canada. For Radio Canada, he shot news footage within communities all over Northern Ontario, from Parry Sound to Hudson Bay and the Manitoba boarder. Of his time, Crombie notes the value of having learned and visited large numbers of communities in the North; it is the story of the mercury poisoning in Grassy Narrows which he covered back in the late 1970s that has had the most profound effect on him. When Radio Canada ended its contract with CKNC in 1977, Crombie became a freelance camera operator but continued to work with Radio Canada.

In the early 1980s, Crombie completed workshops with Maine Media workshops such as in the use of a Steadicam; at the time there were on 2 Steadicams in all of Canada. This permitted him to do unique work such as be the Steadicam operator covering the visit of Pope John Paul II in this visit across Canada. He joined the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts (IATSE) in 1986 and continued to be a member throughout his career.

The freelance work led to an increasing amount of work for Crombie in Toronto and rather than continue the large amounts of travel from Sudbury to Toronto, he relocated in 1995 to live near Toronto. He continued to work freelance throughout his career and worked as a camera operator and Steadicam operator shooting footage for many notable feature films, television series, commercials and live shows. He worked as a camera operator on films, such as the Sweet Hereafter; television series such as the Traders, Schitt’s Creek, Jozi H, Cashing In and Relic Hunter; live shows include Trevor Noah and the Dixie Chicks; as well as commercials for companies, such as McDonald’s, Canadian Tire and Gatorade.

de la Riva, Adrienne
Person

Adrienne Chagnon, born in Ville-Marie, Québec, studied nursing at the University of Ottawa. In 1963, she and her husband Ricardo de la Riva settled in Sudbury, Ontario. From the moment they came to Sudbury, the de la Rivas became involved in their community, actively participating in cultural, social, and political life, as well as various leisure activities. Adrienne sat on the committee of the Flour Mill Museum as Secretary-Treasurer, and helped lead a campaign to save the Flour Mill silos and find them a new purpose. Many initiatives were launched in conjunction with area businesses and residents.

Adrienne de la Riva's various accomplishments were recognized on several occasions: the City of Sudbury presented her with a Certificate of Appreciation in recognition of her outstanding volunteer service in the community, and her efforts and commitment to preserving cultural heritage were also recognized by the Government of Ontario.

de la Riva, Ricardo
Person

Ricardo de la Riva, originally from Spain, earned a degree in medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed his residency in Ottawa, Ontario. In 1963, he settled in Sudbury, Ontario with his wife Adrienne.

From the moment they arrived in Sudbury, the de la Rivas became involved in their community, actively participating in cultural, social, and political life, as well as various leisure activities. Working as a general practitioner in Sudbury from 1963 onward, Ricardo de la Riva opened a practice in the downtown core and was also affiliated with St. Joseph’s Hospital. He kept the downtown office running until 2010. Throughout his career, his wife worked by his side, performing various duties to support the different positions he occupied.

Ricardo de la Riva was an avid soccer fan and founded Sudbury’s first junior soccer league in 1965. He is a life member of the Sudbury Regional Soccer Association.

In 1972, he ran in Sudbury’s municipal elections for the first time and was elected alderman for the Flour Mill and downtown area. He was re-elected for consecutive terms until 2000. He sat on the Sudbury Regional Council from 1973 until it was dissolved in 2000. Throughout his political career, he sat on numerous committees, associations, and groups. He fought very hard for many issues, including local economic development, education, culture, and heritage, while advocating for the vitality of his community and its citizens.

A strong advocate for the French language, he was among those who started the process which resulted in Sudbury officially becoming a bilingual city. In 2003, he wrote an open letter requesting that the Franco-Ontarian flag fly at Tom Davies Square. His many contributions to the Francophone community include helping establish a Francophone college in Sudbury and a Francophone daycare in the downtown area.

As city councillor for the Flour Mill and downtown Sudbury, Ricardo de la Riva directed many efforts to maintain the quality of life of his constituents. He spearheaded initiatives to promote cultural life, building restoration, Flour Mill neighbourhood enhancement, and economic development. He was the leading advocate for bringing the Farmers’ Market to downtown Sudbury, was directly involved in the renovation of the downtown public library, and supported the creation of residences and centres for the elderly. Furthermore, he worked to make the Junction Creek Waterway Park a safer area. Even after he retired from active political life, Ricardo de la Riva continued to strive for the economic growth of businesses in the Flour Mill as a member of the Flour Mill Business Improvement Committee (FMBIA).

Ricardo de la Riva received various honours including l’Ordre du mérite francophile from ACFO Sudbury in 2000 and the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 2002 for his outstanding and exemplary contribution to his community. In 2014, he was also inducted into the Sudbury Sports Hall of Fame as a founding member of the Sudbury junior soccer league.

Dixon, Catharine
http://viaf.org/viaf/75602908 · Person · 1927-

Catharine Dixon (1927- ) moved to Elliot Lake in 1957, and, since then, has been a very active member of the community by serving on a wide variety of community boards, committees and organizations. While continuing to be involved in different activities of the United Church, she was elected to the first Public School Board in 1966. For the period 1980-1987, she also served as a member of the Elliot Lake Police Commission.

In the 1970s, Catharine Dixon worked as a reporter for the Sault Star. She wrote short histories of the United Church and of the Elliot Lake Police Force. In 1997, she published The Power and the Promise: the Elliot Lake story. Her latest publication is titled As It Happened: The founding of Elliot Lake Secondary School (2001).

Doerr, John W.
Person · 1949-

John W. Doerr (1949- ), son of Mervin Doerr and Dorothy Ward, born in Stratford, Ontario, is a musician, a member of CANO musique, and one of the founders of Majoma music.

While in high school, John was a member of a number of musical groups, performing on bass and trombone. The musical repertoire ranged from the Beatles, Rolling Stones, to Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass. After graduating from York University with a degree in Psychology and one in Beaux-Arts with a specialisation in Music, John moved to Sudbury to join the first iteration of CANO Musique. He had met Rachel Paiement & David Burt while playing in Morgan, a popular lounge band in Ontario. They introduced him to André Paiement, whose vision of a musical co-operative was enough for John to make the move to Sudbury.

In 1975, the cooperative CANO musique was founded. As a member, Doerr played trombone, the electric bass, and synthesizer. He also composed and arranged music for the group. A few of his compositions include “En Mouvement,” part of a collective composition “Au nord de notre vie,” “Partons” (with lyrics by M. Aymar and M. Kendel), and “Mime Artist” (with lyrics by Aymar and Kendel).

John took on the accounting duties of the group when André Paiement died in Jan, 1978. Along with Gary McGroarty, Doerr became the contact person for the financial aspects of the different services offered by the group. In that capacity he accumulated and compiled various financial records and helped prepare tenders for different contracts such as for the production of albums, recordings, music, or for touring.

In 1982, John Doerr with Marcel Aymar (under CANO Productions) composed theme songs for TV programs such as Great Movies (CityTV), Légalement parlant (TFO), and Transit 30/50 (TFO & NFB).

In 1988, Doerr, with Aymar and Marc Cholette, producer and composer, founded Majoma music. “Majoma specializes in the composition and production of music for television and films.” They have produced music for sports: Hockey Night In Canada (CBC), the CBC Olympics coverage, and CBC Corporate Sports package. For television: TFO Kids Adventure, Marketplace and The National (CBC), and also for movies: Le Secret de Jérome (TVA/NFB), The Stork Derby (CTV), and Metallos Blues (NFB).

The group CANO musique was officially active from 1975-1985. CANO has since performed at different events (La Nuit sur l’étang, Northern Light Festival Boréal), and has published a compilation of its albums. John Doerr still participates at different special events and also joins Marcel Aymar at many of his concerts.

John Doerr lives in Toronto with his wife Jocelyne.

Duke, Lina Agnes
Person · 1871-1958

Lina Agnes Jackson (1871-1958) was born 23 April 1871 in Simcoe, Ontario to Alex Jackson and Sarah Jane McCandliss. She married Ernest Oscar Duke (1880-1954) son of William Duke and Mary Ann Speers of Dufferin, Ontario in September 1908. The Dukes had four sons: Horace, Henry, Victor, and Lloyd.

Agnes was a gifted pianist and was enrolled at the Toronto Conservatory of Music during her teens. After marrying Ernest Oscar Duke, she and her husband both served as Anglican missionaries in Northern Ontario for three years. Ernest Oscar (E.O.) was a teacher and in 1908 was the principal at St John’s Residential School in Chapleau, Ontario. The pair also served at the residential school in Moose Factory. In 1910, the family moved to Camrose in Alberta where E.O. continued as a teacher. In 1935, he was elected as Social Credit member of the provincial legislature and he served for 14 years until 1949 when he decided to retire from politics. Lina Agnes and E.O. then moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where they both passed.

Dunphy, Barbara
Person

Barbara Dunphy was a researcher interested in women studies. In 1998 she moved from Toronto to Los Angeles.

Evans, John Dunlop
Person · 1843-1930

John Dunlop Evans (1843-1930), son of John H.W. Evans, was born in Goderich Ontario. He was educated at Upper Canada College.

In 1867, Evans moved from Toronto to Belleville where he first advertised as Provincial Land Surveyor, civil engineer and draughtsman. Three years later (1870) he started to offer his services as an architect, and in 1871 was commissioned for the Belleville City Hall. In 1881, Evans moved to Trenton and was appointed Chief Engineer of the Central Ontario Railway (COR). In 1886, he was appointed the First Engineer and Surveyor of the Canadian Copper Company (CCC), in Copper Cliff, Ontario. In 1888 he moved permanently to Copper Cliff when he was put on the CCC payroll because the COR could not afford his services. He then became Manager of the CCC site in Copper Cliff, a position he held until June 1893.

John D. Evans not only worked for the CCC, but was also involved in many aspects of community development. He participated in the drawing and construction of the first school in Copper Cliff, and in 1890 he draw a plan for the proposed building of the Church of the Epiphany, Anglican Church, in downtown Sudbury. His proposal was accepted.

Interested in entomology, Evans held the directorship of the Entomological Society of Ontario in 1891-92. He also organized visits of the Sudbury region for members of the Society. He was a life member of the Entomological Society of Ontario and had a previously undiscovered insect named after him. It was named: Evansi.

John D. Evans left Copper Cliff in 1893 and went back to Trenton where he worked for the COR until his retirement in 1925. He moved to Toronto and died in 1930.

Farrell, Michael
Person · 1931-2000

Michael Shawn Farrell (1931-2000), a union organizer, was born in Hamilton, Ontario. In 1954, he married Evelyn Hedman (of Sudbury) in Kirkland Lake. They had 3 sons: Michael, Douglas, and David.

At age 19, when employed as a gold miner, he joined the International Union of Mine, Mill, and Smelter Workers (IUMMSW) Local 240 in Kirkland Lake. In 1956, he moved to Sudbury after being offered a full-time staff position with the IUMMSW. After the Mine Mill merger with the United Steelworkers of America (USWA), Farrell joined the USWA staff. From 1971-1986 he lived in Timmins, and worked as staff representative for USWA, until his retirement in 1987. Although retired, Mike Farrell remained very active in the world of unions and also in different organizations of the Sudbury region, such as the Red Cross, United Way, CNIB and others.

Ferguson, Charles Peter
Person · 1854-1919

Charles Peter Ferguson (1854-1919) lived in Mindemoya, Ontario and was Secretary- Treasurer for the Carnarvon Agricultural Society. Carnarvon was a Township on Manitoulin Island until it was amalgamated into the Township of Central Manitoulin in June 1998.