Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 27, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Friday, December 27, 1974 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 25 Death claimed Canadian artists, clergy, athletes, soldier By R. J. ANDERSON The Canadian Press One of the great ones in the Canadian art world died in 1974. He was A.Y. Jackson, last of the famed Group of Seven that in the early 1920s in- troduced a new and at the time almost revolutionary style of vigor- ous, colorful and "different" in its portrayal of the rugged Canadian landscape. A.Y., as he was familiarly known, saw and painted kuch of it, from Ontario's Georgian Bay, his favorite subject, to the High Arctic in his 91 years. Alexander Young Jackson in his last years lived in semi- retirement in Kleinburg, Ont., in the art-gallery home of Letter disallowed STONY PLAIN (CP) A provincial inquiry into affairs of the Stony Plain Municipal Hospital was prevented Mon- day from hearing a second opinion on the use of a controversial drug on children when lawyer John Hill refused to allow a letter to be read into the record. Mr. Hill, an Edmonton lawyer conducting the one- man inquiry, prevented John Weir, lawyer for Dr. Viljoen Kritzinger, from reading a letter he said was from Dr. Louis Beauchamp, an Ed- monton pediatrician, on the use of vibramycin for children. Dr. Brendan Deery in testimony last week criticized Dr. Kritizinger's use of the drug for children. He said he received confirmation of his belief that the drug tends to stain teeth of youngsters un- der eight-years of age. Agreement, he said, came from the chairman of pediatrics at University Hospital. Sid Bercov, counsel to the inquiry, and inquiry com- missioner John Hill agreed no unfair balance had been left by Dr. Deery's views. Mr. Bercov said outside the hearing the inquiry will ad- journ Dec. 20 and resume in January or February. stock broker Robert McMichael that contains' many of the Group of Seven's works. He died in hospital near there April 5. Other Canadians prominent in the world of art who died during the year included Frederick Winkler, archi- tectural sculptor who did the stonework on a Toronto bank building and on the Toronto Stock Exchange building. He died in Toronto Nov. 27 at the age of 77., The theatrical world lost Andrew Allan, pioneer of Ca- nadian radio and television drama, who died Jan. 15, aged 66, and Brian Doherty, founder of the Shaw Festival at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., who died Oct. 30 aged 68. Mr. Fixit dies Many well-known news- paper men died. A.-F. Mercier, 73, former president of The Canadian Press and former vice-presi- dent and general manager of Quebec Le Soleil, died Feb. 10 and James M. Minifie, 74, re- tired Washington correspond- ent of the CBC, in Victoria, B.C., June 13. Norman Campbell, parlia- mentary reporter with Ottawa Citizen from 1953 to 1972, died June 17, aged 67, and Fred O'Malley, former executive editor of Winnipeg Tribune, three days later, aged 78. Peter Whittall, 67, former Winnipeg Free Press reporter and CBC commentator and producer, died Oct. 12. He was best known as Mr. Fixit for his television programs. The Roman Catholic Church lost James Cardinal McGuigan, 71, who died in To- ronto April 7. Cardinal McGuigan was the former Archbishop of Toronto and Canada's first English-speak- ing cardinal. The Anglican Church of Canada lost two notable fig- ures. Rt. Rev. Thomas Greenwood, 70, former Bishop of the Yukon, in Toronto Feb. 1 and Rt. Rev. Carman Queen, 61, bishop of Huron, in Lon- don, Ont., Feb. 23. Noted general George Henry Doucett, for- mer Progressive Conser- vative member of Parliament and Ontario cabinet minister, died in Carleton Place, Ont., May 1, and C.W.G. Gibson, a minister in the cabinets of Liberal prime ministers Mackenzie King and Louis St. Laurent, died in Ancaster Ont., July 3. A stalwart of the New Democratic Party, M.J. Coldwell, a former national leader of the NDP's predeces- sor, the Co-operative Com- monwealth Federation, died in Ottawa Aug. 25 at the age of 85. Among sports personalities who died during the year were Lloyd Percival, 61, founder of the Fitness Institute and sports training authority, in Montreal July 23; Tim "Hor- ton, 44, National Hockey League defenceman for 17Vz years, in St. Catharines, Ont., Feb. 21, and Phil Farley, 62, noted amateur golfer, in Toronto April 10. Lt.-Gen. Guy Simonds, con- sidered Canada's top battle- field commander in the Sec- ond World War, died in To- ronto May 15 after a long ill- ness. He was aged 71. LONESOME CHARLIE MAGNUMS. FL. OZ. AND MUST REDUCE OUR INVENTORY BEFORE YEAR END SATURDAY, DEC. 28th 9 A.M. to P.M. 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