Dr. Bette Mildred Stephenson (1924 – 2019)
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Dr. Bette Mildred Stephenson (1924 – 2019)

The OHS is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Bette Stephenson last Monday, August 19, 2019. Our history records an outstanding and remarkable legacy of public service for the people of Ontario. The OHS was honoured in May 2015 when Dr. Stephenson visited us and said that she “wanted to come and see the...

August 23, 2019August 23, 2019by
A Professor’s Life: Michael Bliss (1941-2017)
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A Professor’s Life: Michael Bliss (1941-2017)

Ontario and indeed the whole of Canada suffered an incalculable loss with the recent passing of Michael Bliss, professor emeritus at the University of Toronto, where for over 34 years he attained much deserved prominence and accolades as an inspiring teacher of Canadian history. The highly esteemed historian was regarded by his peers as a...

July 1, 2017November 2, 2018by
OHS Remembers Duncan McKillop
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OHS Remembers Duncan McKillop

The Ontario Historical Society celebrates the life of Duncan Coulter McKillop, a long-time OHS member and heritage activist, who passed away on April 27, 2015, at the age of 92. Duncan was born in St. Thomas, Ontario, in 1923, and studied history, economics, and political science at the University of Western Ontario. He then graduated...

OHS Remembers Jean Morrison
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OHS Remembers Jean Morrison

The OHS was saddened to learn of the passing of Jean Morrison on September 22, 2014, at the age of 87. For over four decades, Jean played a vital role in the historical community within Thunder Bay and across the province. Jean was the first woman to receive a Master of Arts degree in History...

OHS Remembers Bob Crawford
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OHS Remembers Bob Crawford

Photo: Bob Crawford, OGS Secretary and Past President (pictured above far right) was very concerned about the status and high number of Ontario’s unregistered cemeteries. On June 2nd, 2011, The Ontario Historical Society (OHS) and The Ontario Genealogical Society (OGS) officially presented to the Government of Ontario a binder listing all the unregistered cemeteries in...

OHS Remembers Bruce Krug
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OHS Remembers Bruce Krug

Bruce Krug was a man worth knowing. Although physically a bigger person than most others of his generation, it was Bruce’s voracious appetite for life, insatiable curiosity, and lifelong generous support of both Ontario’s environment and history for which the esteemed native of Chesley will best be remembered. Like other provincial personalities of prominence, Krug,...

OHS Remembers Jane Irwin
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OHS Remembers Jane Irwin

Our nation has lost a respected scholar and dedicated champion of heritage preservation. OHS is saddened by the unexpected death of Dr. (Frances) Jane Irwin on Thursday, February 7, 2013, following a stroke. On behalf of the OHS, I had the great honour and privilege to work with Jane for over two decades. She was...

OHS Remembers Jean Burnet
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OHS Remembers Jean Burnet

The OHS remembers Dr. Jean Robertson Burnet, June 10, 1920 – September 14, 2009. Canada has lost a distinguished scholar and teacher who made a very significant contribution to the study of our Canadian society. The OHS has lost an historian, author, editor, lecturer, volunteer, donor and one of its greatest friends. We must also...

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