Category:People from Duncan, British Columbia
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1. Duncan, British Columbia – Duncan is a city on southern Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. It is the smallest city by area in the nation, the city is about 50 kilometres from both Victoria to the south and Nanaimo to the north. This gives Duncan a much greater population than that contained within the city limits. People in areas of North Cowichan bordering on Duncan usually use Duncan as their mailing city, Duncan is the seat of the Cowichan Valley Regional District. The name Cowichan is an anglicization of Halkomelem Quwutsun, which means the warm land, public transit is provided in conjunction between BC Transit and the Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System. The community is named after William Chalmers Duncan and he arrived in Victoria in May 1862, then in August of that year he was one of the party of a hundred settlers which Governor Douglas took to Cowichan Bay. After going off on several gold rushes, Duncan settled close to the present city of Duncan and he married in 1876, and his son Kenneth became the first mayor of Duncan. There is a Kenneth Street, as well as a Duncan Street, Duncans farm was named Alderlea, and this was the first name of the adjacent settlement. In August 1886, the Esquimalt and Nanaimo Railway was opened, no stop had been scheduled at Alderlea for the inaugural train bearing Sir John A. Macdonald and Robert Dunsmuir. In the early 1900s, Duncans Chinatown was the centre for the Cowichan Valleys Chinese population. Chinatown was concentrated in a block in the southwestern corner of Duncan. At its largest point, Duncans Chinatown included six Chinese families and 30 merchants who supplied goods and services to the loggers, millworkers, cannery, the city tore the buildings down in 1969 to build a new law courts complex. Some materials from the buildings were used at Whippletree Junction. In the 1980s, the city was noted in coverage related to the 1985 bombings at Narita Airport in Japan and aboard Air India Flight 182, resident Inderjit Singh Reyat purchased bomb parts and a radio used to conceal a bomb at Duncan stores. Duncans tourism slogan is The City of Totems, the city has 80 totem poles around the entire town, which were erected in the late 1980s. In 2007 the city of Duncan deemed copyright privileges of the poles in the city. The use of the images for commercial purposes requires the City of Duncans approval. Duncan has a large First Nations community and is the home of the Cowichan Tribes
2. Suzanne Anton – Suzanne Anton, Q. C. is a Canadian politician and the current Minister of Justice and Attorney General of British Columbia. She was appointed British Columbias Attorney General and Minister of Justice on June 10,2013, prior to her political involvement, Anton was a lawyer and former prosecutor with the Criminal Justice Branch of British Columbia. Anton has made statements in regards to the murder of Maple Batalia. The trial is expected to resume in January 2016, Anton has stated that the pre-trial delay must be very difficult for to the Batalia family. She said that Crown counsel do their best to advance cases promptly and provide the accused with a fair, born in Duncan, British Columbia, Anton graduated from Queen Margarets School in 1970 and went on to receive her Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Victoria. She went on to complete her Bachelor of Law from the University of British Columbia in 1979, prior to her career in politics, Suzanne Anton was a mathematics teacher at the American International School of Lisbon in Portugal, and through Canadian University Service Overseas in Nigeria. She was also a Crown Counsel lawyer, in 2002, Anton was elected to the Vancouver Park Board and served a single term. In 2005, Anton was elected to Vancouver City Council in 2005, during that time, Anton served on the Board of Directors for the B. C. Pavilion Corporation, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, the BC Sports Hall of Fame, the 2011 Grey Cup committee, as a Director of Metro Vancouver, Anton was a member of the Waste Management Committee, the Land Use and Transportation Committee, and the UBC/Metro Vancouver joint committee. Anton served as the Vancouver director on Translink during the construction of the Canada Line. While there, she served on the audit committee. Anton has served on numerous community and sport boards, in addition to this, Anton served as the vice-chair of the citys Planning and Environment Committee and a member of the Heritage Commission. In Vancouvers 2011 municipal election, Anton was the Non-Partisan Associations candidate for Mayor of Vancouver, in her time on Vancouver City Council, Anton has also sat on the boards of TransLink, Metro Vancouver, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She has been vice-chair of the citys Planning and Environment Committee, Anton and her husband Olin have three adult children named Elizabeth, Robert and Angus
3. Russ Courtnall – Russell William Courtnall is a former Canadian NHL player. He played for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Minnesota North Stars, Dallas Stars, Vancouver Canucks, New York Rangers, Courtnall was born in Duncan, British Columbia, but grew up in Oak Bay, British Columbia. Courtnall was born in Duncan, British Columbia, coming out of junior hockey, he was considered one of the top prospects in 1983 and the Toronto Maple Leafs selected him seventh overall in the Entry Draft. In 1982–83, Courtnall scored 36 goals and 61 assists for 97 points in 60 games, as a rookie with Toronto, he scored 12 goals and 22 points in 69 games. Although his goal production was not as high as the Leafs had hoped for, his speed opened up opportunities, in 1984, Courtnall also suited up for the Canadian Olympic team, which finished out of the medals at the Sarajevo Games. Upon returning, he rejoined the Maple Leafs, in 1985–86, Courtnall broke the 20-goal barrier, notching 22 to go along with 38 assists for 60 points. His offensive numbers improved the following year with 29 goals and 73 points, in trying to force Courtnall to play a tougher brand of hockey, the club saw his offensive production decrease in 1987–88. After just nine games into the 1988–89 season, the Maple Leafs dealt Courtnall to the Montreal Canadiens for enforcer John Kordic, although Courtnalls stock had clearly gone down in the eyes of Maple Leafs management, most observers felt Montreal got a steal in that trade. In 64 games, Courtnall put up 39 points with the Habs, Courtnall saved his best performance for the playoffs, where the Canadiens advanced all the way to the Stanley Cup finals before losing to the Calgary Flames. In 21 post-season games, Courtnall contributed eight goals and 13 points, Courtnall enjoyed another two-and-a-half years in Montreal before joining the Minnesota North Stars for the 1992–93 season. In 84 games, he managed a career-high 36 goals and 43 assists for 79 points and he followed that up with an 80-point season in the teams first year of play in Dallas. Late in the 1994–95 season, Courtnall was traded to the Vancouver Canucks where he teamed with his brother, Geoff Courtnall, in 1997–98, Courtnall signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Kings, where he played until his retirement following the 1998–99 season. He finished with 297 goals,447 assists and 744 points in a 15-year NHL career, november 7, 1988– Traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for John Kordic and Montreals 1989 6th round draft choice. August 31, 1992– Traded by the Canadiens to the Minnesota North Stars in exchange for Brian Bellows, june 9, 1993– Rights transferred to the Dallas Stars after the North Stars relocated. April 7, 1995– Traded by the Stars to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Greg Adams, Dan Kesa, march 8, 1997– Traded by the Canucks, along with Esa Tikkanen, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Sergei Nemchinov and Brian Noonan. November 7, 1997– Signed as an agent with the Los Angeles Kings. List of NHL players with 1000 games played Russ Courtnalls biography at Legends of Hockey Russ Courtnalls career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
4. Byron Dafoe – Byron Jaromir Dafoe is a Canadian former National Hockey League goaltender. He was born in Worthing, England, United Kingdom and moved to Comox, between 1992 and 2004, he played for the Washington Capitals, Los Angeles Kings, Boston Bruins and Atlanta Thrashers. Dafoe was drafted 35th overall in the 2nd round of the 1989 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, Dafoe also played for the Capitals in the 1993-94 and 1994-95 seasons. In 1995, Dafoe joined the Los Angeles Kings, with whom he stayed for two seasons before being traded to the Boston Bruins in 1997, in the following two season, Dafoe helped the Bruins back to the playoffs, winning a postseason series in 1999. He finished third in voting for the Vezina Trophy, and was named to the NHL Second All-Star Team, edging out Curtis Joseph in the voting. Due to a dispute with Bruins General Manager Harry Sinden, he was a holdout for part of the 1999–2000 season and suffered injuries during it. In 2002, he signed as an agent with the Atlanta Thrashers. Byron Dafoe retired from hockey following the 2004–05 NHL lockout. He was voted a First Team AHL All-Star in 1993-94 and won a Calder Cup championship that season with the Portland Pirates and he and Kolzig also had a friendly fight later in their NHL careers on November 28,1998, when the Boston Bruins took on the Washington Capitals. During the game, a fight broke out that was so violent and all encompassing, the fight between the goalies was primarily comedic, with both Dafoe and Kolzig laughing as they landed punches. Along with fellow NHLers Kölzig and Scott Mellanby, Dafoe is a founder of Athletes Against Autism, Dafoe has two sons and resides in Kelowna, British Columbia, running a custom home electrical fit-out business
5. Mac DeMarco – McBriare Samuel Lanyon Mac DeMarco is a Canadian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer. He is best known for his career, during which he has released four studio albums, Rock and Roll Night Club,2, Salad Days. His style of music has been described as blue wave, slacker rock. Mac DeMarco was born in Duncan, British Columbia and raised in Edmonton, during high school he was in several bands, including The Meat Cleavers, The Sound of Love and Outdoor Miners. His great-grandfather is Vernor Smith, Albertas former Minister of Railways and Telephones and his mother later changed his name to McBriare Samuel Lanyon DeMarco. DeMarco is also of Italian descent, after graduating from Strathcona High School in Edmonton in 2008, he became a backer. After that, he moved to Vancouver, living in the Killarney neighbourhood, he released a self-produced album, Heat Wave, calling himself Makeout Videotape in 2009. The album sold out its 500-unit run, DeMarco worked on psychedelic video projects during this time. He was joined by Alex Calder and Jen Clement, signed to Unfamiliar Records, in 2011, DeMarco moved from Vancouver to Montreal to begin recording as a solo artist. Failing to find work as a musician, he participated in experiments for money. In early 2012, he released an EP titled Rock and Roll Night Club, the four-track-recorded album features skits and slowed-down vocals. It impressed his new label Captured Tracks enough that they agreed to release a full-length album and this release, entitled 2, was received well by critics, garnering a Best New Music designation from Pitchfork Media. One of his songs, Moving Like Mike, was licensed by U. S. retail outlet Target for a commercial and it was a shortlisted nominee for the 2014 Polaris Music Prize. Captured Tracks has announced a series called The Wonderful World of Mac DeMarco 7 Club Vol.1. Subscribers will receive two 7 records every six to eight weeks containing various recordings by DeMarco, DeMarco made his first talk show appearance when he performed the song Let Her Go on Conan on March 30,2015. On April 22,2015, DeMarco announced the release of a mini album titled Another One. DeMarco describes the album to be a collection of love songs. On May 11,2015, Captured Tracks released the first single of Another One, Another One received a generally favorable response from music critics, scoring 75/100 on Metacritic
6. Matt Ellison – Matt Ellison is a Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who is currently playing for Dynamo Minsk in the Kontinental Hockey League. After being traded to the Nashville Predators in 2007, Ellison played one season for the Predators AHL team before moving to play in Europe in 2008, Ellison has continued to play in the KHL since then. He began his career with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, a hockey team that is a part of the BCHL. He played there for three years and received honors, and led the team in scoring with 66 points in 2000–01. He was then drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the round of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He proceeded to play with the Red Deer Rebels of the WHL during the 2002–03 season before joining the Norfolk Admirals for the 2003–04 season of the AHL and he played two seasons with the Norfolk Admirals and was promoted to the Blackhawks to start the 2005–06 season. On December 5,2005, he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for Patrick Sharp and he spent most of his time in Philadelphia playing for the Philadelphia Phantoms and was traded to the Nashville Predators on June 4,2007, for future considerations. On July 4,2008, Ellison signed a contract in Latvia with the Dinamo Riga of the Kontinental Hockey League. Ellison scored 39 points in 55 games, placing second with Riga in scoring for 2008–09, on August 4,2009, he then signed a contract with fellow KHL team, HC MVD. After three successful seasons with Torpedo Nizhny Novgorod, Ellison left the KHL and signed a contract with Swiss club. Ellison subsequently left Biel and returned to the KHL to play for Zagreb in the 2013–14 season. In 2014, Ellison signed with Dynamo Minsk for the 2014–15 season. com, or Hockey-Reference. com, or The Internet Hockey Database Matt Ellisons profile and statistics at KHL. ru
7. Charles Ferguson Hoey – Charles Ferguson Hoey was the son of Ferguson and Mary Rudyard Hoey, of Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. He started his education at Queen Margarets School in Duncan, then attended Duncan Grammar School, Hoey went to England in 1933 to pursue an army career. He first enlisted in the Queens Own Royal West Kent Regiment, won a cadetship to the Royal Military College at Sandhurst and he graduated in December 1936 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Lincolnshire Regiment on 28 January 1937. He transferred to the 1st Battalion of the Lincolns, then stationed in India and he went to Burma with the 1st Battalion in 1942 and served there until his death in February 1944. He was awarded the Military Cross in July 1943 for his service at Maungdaw during a raid on a Japanese position. On 16 February 1944 near the Ngakyedauk Pass, Arakan, Burma, Major Hoeys company came under devastating machine-gun fire, but Major Hoey did not waver in his advance on the objective. Although wounded in the head and leg he went forward alone with a Bren gun and tackled a troublesome enemy strong point, destroying it and killing all the occupants, but he was mortally wounded. The citation reads as follows, In BURMA, on the 16th February,1944, after a night march through enemy-held territory, the force was met at the foot of the position by machine gun fire. Major Hoey personally led his company under heavy gun and rifle fire up to the objective. Although wounded at least twice in the leg and head, he seized a Bren gun from one of his men and, firing from the hip, led his company into the objective. In spite of his wounds the company had difficulty in keeping up with him, and Major Hoey reached the enemy strong post first, where he killed all the occupants before being mortally wounded. Major Hoeys outstanding gallantry and leadership, his disregard of personal safety. His remains are now interred at Taukkyan War Cemetery in Burma and his Victoria Cross is displayed in the Galleries of the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment at the Museum of Lincolnshire Life in Lincoln, England. Charles Hoey VC Memorial Park has been dedicated in downtown Duncan and this park is located along Canada Avenue between Trunk Road and Ingram Street. The Cowichan cenotaph, located within the park, is inscribed with the names of area residents killed in the two World Wars and the war in Korea. Battle of the Admin Box British VCs of World War 2 Monuments to Courage The Register of the Victoria Cross HOEY, Charles Ferguson Biography of Charles Ferguson Hoey Mysteries of Canada Biography
8. Moe Sihota – Munmohan Singh Moe Sihota is a Canadian former broadcaster and politician. He was born in Duncan, British Columbia and attended St. Georges Boys School, Vancouver and he was a social worker in White Rock in 1978-9 and an attorney in Esquimalt in 1984. His political career began during his years at the University of British Columbia serving as the Ombudsman for UBC as well as serving as the Vice-President for its Board of Governors. In 1984, Sihota was elected as an Alderman for Esquimalt, in 1986, Sihota ran as the NDP Candidate in the riding of Esquimalt-Port Renfrew to replace the retiring Frank Mitchell. He held the seat easily and became the first Indo-Canadian to be elected to any federal or provincial riding, in 1991, Sihota ran for and won re-election in the new riding of Esquimalt-Metchosin as part of an NDP landslide victory. During his career, he created 200 new Provincial Parks, extended Workers Compensation Coverage to farmworkers and he also served on the Board of Directors of BC Hydro and Power Authority, Insurance Corporation of BC, Workers Compensation Board and the BC Buildings Corporation. Sihota resigned as Minister of Labour in 1995 after the Law Society of BC suspended his license to practice for 18 months, due to finding him guilty of professional misconduct. He was reinstated to Cabinet in 1996, but resigned again December of the year due to new allegations of corruption, abuse of office. The new allegations were due to actions he performed while in office that benefited his friend, in his memoirs, A Measure of Defiance, former BC Premier Mike Harcourt commented that Although the B. C. Law Society denied the allegation, the hint that the investigation of our outspoken environment minister was politically motivated was too strong to be dismissed that quickly and this was, after all, British Columbia, the heart of nasty, partisan politics. There was no public outcry over the incident and to most of his constituents, reporters, in 1991 Sihota helped his friend Dhaliwal become appointed to the board of B. C. Hydro in 1991, after Dhaliwal provided Sihota with a substantial mortgage guarantee, the opposition BC Liberals then requested an investigation by Conflict Commissioner Ted Hughes. Hughes later found that Sihota had not been in a conflict of interest, however, Hughes also said at the time of the finding that had the new laws been in place during Dhaliwals appointment in 1991, Sihota would have been found to be in a conflict of interest. In 1996 Dhaliwal had applied to the Motor Carrier Commission for several related to a limousine company partly owned by Dhaliwal. It was later revealed by the former Commission chairman that Sihota had made repeated calls, Sihota again resigned from cabinet in 1996. A new investigation was started not by the Conflict of Interest Commissioner, Although McArthur found that Sihota had exercised poor judgment and bullied commission staff, he found that Sihota had not been in a conflict of interest. Glen Clark then reappointed Sihota back to cabinet in 1998, after retiring from politics following the NDPs defeat in the,2001 provincial election, Sihota became a television host for The New VI in Victoria. He left the station in 2004 when his show, VILand Voices, was cancelled due to re-organization
9. Mary Steinhauser – Mary Steinhauser was a Canadian social worker and prison classification officer who was killed during a hostage-taking at the B. C. On June 9,1975, Steinhauser was one of 15 people that were taken hostage by three inmates, Andy Bruce, Dwight Lucas and Claire Wilson, who were attempting a prison breakout. Prior to the hostage-taking and her death, Steinhauser was an advocate against solitary confinement. A bursary was opened in Steinhausers name and benefits Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Undergraduate Students in Arts & Social Sciences, Steinhauser was born in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, on August 25,1942. Mary was the daughter of August Steinhauser and Johanna Reisners two children. Mary Steinhausers father emigrated to Canada in 1925 from Ravensburg, Germany and he began farming in Edmonton, Alberta, and subsequently moved to Lake Cowichan, BC where he worked in the sawmill. Mary Steinhauser’s mother immigrated to Canada in 1939 from Vienna, Austria, Steinhauser grew up in Lake Cowichan until age 5, when she moved with her family to Burton, British Columbia, a small town in the West Kootenays, where her parents had purchased a farm. Upon graduation from school in Nakusp, BC, Mary began her training as a psychiatric nurse at Essondale. After working at Essondale for 2 years, she moved to Toronto, Ontario, following this, she returned to BC, taking up nursing duties at Tranquille School for the mentally handicapped in Kamloops for 2 years. Steinhauser then began work as a nurse for the Matsqui Institution. From 1967 to 1970, Steinhauser studied psychology and sociology at Simon Fraser University in BC, immediately after attaining her bachelors degree, she began graduate studies at the University of British Columbia in social work, Mary was awarded her Master of Social Work degree in May 1973. On the day in question, inmates Bruce, Lucas, and Wilson made an attempt to escape from prison. Steinhauser, who was taken hostage at knifepoint, volunteered to be the principal hostage and they also demanded safe passage out of the country. The hostage stand-off lasted for 41 hours, during this time, the inmates kept their hostages in the penitentiarys vault, with the exception of Mary. Police Chief Rod Keary initially informed reporters that prior to her shooting, Steinhauser had been stabbed by the inmates, per reports from the other hostages. This was proven to be erroneous by the report, which stated that Steinhauser had received two bullet wounds and also had abrasions, bruising, and recent needle marks in both forearms. After the shooting an inquest was opened, which alleged that prison guard Albert Hollinger was the officer who shot Steinhauser, in January 1976, Andy Bruce appeared in a New Westminster provincial court where he gave his account of the hostage-taking situation to Judge Philip Govan. Bruce said that after the prison tactical squad arrived all of the hostages except for Mary Steinhauser shut themselves inside a vault in the penitentiary