Hewitt Bostock, newspaperman, MP, Senator (b at Walton Heath, Surrey, Eng 31 May 1864; d at Monte Creek, BC 28 Apr 1930). Graduating from Trinity College, Cambridge, he was called to the bar in 1888, but in 1893 left for Canada, becoming a rancher and fruit farmer at Monte Creek, British Columbia.
Claire Martin, pseudonym of Claire Montreuil (b at Québec C 18 Apr 1914). She studied with the Ursulines (in Québec City) and the Dames de la Congrégation (in BEAUPORT). She won the Prix du Cercle du livre de France (1958) for her first book, a collection of short stories called Avec ou sans amour.
Michael Redhill poet, playwright, short-story writer, novelist (born at Baltimore, Maryland, 12 June 1966). Born in Baltimore but raised in Toronto, Michael Redhill attended Indiana University, York University (Toronto) and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
Diane Schoemperlen, short-story writer, novelist, teacher, editor (b at Thunder Bay, Ont 9 July 1954). Diane Schoemperlen grew up in Thunder Bay, Ont, and attended Lakehead University. After graduating in 1976, she spent a summer studying at the Banff Centre, under such writers as W.O.
Janette Turner Hospital, novelist, short-story writer (b at Melbourne, Australia 12 Nov 1942). Janette Turner Hospital grew up in Queensland, Australia. She was educated at the University of Queensland, and taught high school in Australia and then worked as a librarian at Harvard University.
Margaret Millar, née Margaret Ellis Sturm, crime novelist (born at Kitchener, Ont, 5 Feb 1915; died at Montecito, California 26 March 1994). Raised in the city of her birth, Margaret Millar attended the Kitchener-Waterloo Collegiate Institute, at which she met her future husband Kenneth MILLAR.