Canadian History Timeline (Part 10)

Historical Events

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 2,584

  • 1937-12-04 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), born in Winnipeg, Manitoba (d. 2018)

Frank MahovlichFrank Mahovlich (84 years old)

1938-01-10 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing, politician (6-time Stanley Cup winner, born in Timmins, Ontario

  • 1938-01-13 William B. Davis, Canadian actor (The X Files - "Smoking Man"), director, and teacher, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1938-01-16 Lou Angotti, Canadian ice hockey right wing (Chicago Black Hawks) and coach (St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins), born in Toronto, Canada (d. 2021)
  • 1938-02-22 Pierre Vallières, French Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1995)
  • 1938-05-13 Laurent Beaudoin, French Canadian businessman (Bombardier)
  • 1938-05-22 Alain Gagnon, Canadian composer (Chansons d'Orient), and music educator (Université Laval, 1967-2008), born in Trois-Pistoles, Quebec (d. 2017)
  • 1938-05-24 Tommy Chong, Canadian-American comedian (Cheech & Chong), actor (That 70s Show), and cannabis rights activist, born in Edmonton, Alberta
  • 1938-05-26 Teresa Stratas [Anastasia Stratakis], Canadian operatic soprano (Salome), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1938-07-14 Moshe Safdie, Israel-Canadian-American architect (National Gallery of Canada), born in Haifa, British Palestine
  • 1938-07-21 Anton Kuerti, Austrian-Canadian Juno Award-winning classical pianist, peace activist, composer, and educator, born in Vienna, Austria
  • 1938-08-02 Pierre de Bané, French Canadian politician (Senator for De la Vallière, Quebec), born in Haifa, British Mandate for Palestine
  • 1938-08-08 Jacques Hétu, Canadian composer, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 2010)
  • 1938-08-12 Jean-Paul L'Allier, Canadian Mayor of Quebec

Paul MartinPaul Martin (84 years old)

1938-08-28 21st Prime Minister of Canada (Liberal: 2003-06), born in Windsor, Ontario

  • 1938-10-08 Walter Gretzky, father of Wayne Gretzky, born in Canning, Ontario, Canada
  • 1938-11-13 Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician, born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec (d. 1994)

Gordon LightfootGordon Lightfoot (84 years old)

1938-11-17 Canadian folk singer ("Sundown"; "The Wreck of The Edmund Fitzgerald"), born in Orillia, Ontario

  • 1938-11-26 Rich Little, Canadian-American impressionist and actor (Love on a Rooftop), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1938-12-22 Lucien Bouchard, French Canadian lawyer & politician, born in Saint-Cœur-de-Marie, Quebec

Bobby HullBobby Hull (83 years old)

1939-01-03 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame left wing (Art Ross Trophy 1960, 62, 66; Hart Memorial Trophy 1965, 66), born in Pointe Anne, Ontario

  • 1939-01-11 Anne Heggtveit, Canadian alpine skier (Olympic gold 1960), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1939-01-31 Claude Gauthier, Canadian folk singer-songwriter, and actor, born in Lac-Saguay, Quebec
  • 1939-02-10 Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada
  • 1939-03-05 Peter Woodcock, Canadian serial killer
  • 1939-03-15 Jack Whyte, Scottish-Canadian author

Brian MulroneyBrian Mulroney (83 years old)

1939-03-20 18th Prime Minister of Canada (1984-93), born in Baie-Comeau, Quebec

  • 1939-04-06 André Ouellet, French Canadian politician
  • 1939-05-07 Sidney Altman, Canadian-American molecular biologist (Nobel 1989), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-05-09 Bruce Mather, Canadian pianist and composer, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1939-05-18 Gordon O'Connor, Canadian politician, born in Toronto, Ontario

Joe ClarkJoe Clark (83 years old)

1939-06-05 16th Prime Minister of Canada (1979-80), born in High River, Alberta

  • 1939-06-07 Yuli Turovsky, Russian-Canadian cellist (Borodin Trio, 1976-91), conductor (I Musici de Montreal Chamber Orchestra, 1983-2011), and teacher, born in Moscow, USSR (d. 2013)
  • 1939-06-10 Alexandra Stewart, Canadian actress (In Praise of Older Women), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-07-17 Andrée Champagne, French Canadian actress and politician, born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1939-08-12 Roy Romanow, Canadian politician
  • 1939-10-05 Marie-Claire Blais, French Canadian author and playwright, born in Quebec, Canada
  • 1939-10-05 Walter Wolf, Slovenian-Canadian industrialist, born in Graz, Austria
  • 1939-10-07 Mel Brown, American-Canadian blues guitarist and singer (Eighteen Pounds of Unclean Chitlings), born in Jackson, Mississippi (d. 2009)
  • 1939-10-25 Robin Spry, Canadian filmmaker and producer (Action: The October Crisis of 1970), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)

Margaret AtwoodMargaret Atwood (83 years old)

1939-11-18 Canadian author (The Handmaiden's Tale) poet, activist and inventor, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 1939-12-02 Francis Fox, Canadian politician (member of the Senate of Canada), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1939-12-21 Lloyd Axworthy, Canadian politician, born in North Battleford, Canada
  • 1940-01-10 Guy Chevrette, Quebec politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1940-02-01 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), born in Angers, Quebec (d. 2017)

George A. RomeroGeorge A. Romero (1940-2017)

1940-02-04 American-Canadian director (Night of the Living Dead), born in The Bronx, New York

  • 1940-03-24 Don Jardine, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1940-04-02 Don Jackson, CM OOnt, Canadian figure skater (World C'ship gold singles 1962; first triple lutz in international competition; Olympic bronze singles 1960), born in Oshawa, Ontario
  • 1940-04-16 Benoît Bouchard, French Canadian public official and former politician, born in Roberval, Quebec
  • 1940-05-08 Irwin Cotler, Canadian politician (Attorney General of Canada 2003-6), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-05-22 Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor (Seduction, They Shoot Horses Don't They), born in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada (d. 2011)
  • 1940-05-26 Monique Gagnon-Tremblay, French Canadian politician
  • 1940-06-21 Michael Ruse, British-Canadian philosopher of science (the relationship between science and religion, the creation–evolution controversy), born in Birmingham, England
  • 1940-07-11 Yvon Charbonneau, French Canadian union leader and politician

Alex TrebekAlex Trebek (1940-2020)

1940-07-22 Canadian-American Emmy Award-winning TV Game Show Host (Jeopardy, 1984-2020; High Rollers, 1974-80), born in Sudbury, Ontario

  • 1940-08-24 Francine Lalonde, Canadian politician (Member of Parliament for La Pointe-de-l'Île), born in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec
  • 1940-09-19 Sylvia Tyson, Canadian singer-songwriter, born in Chatham, Ontario
  • 1940-09-30 Harry Winston Jerome, Canadian 100m runner (Olympic bronze 1964), born in Sask, Canada
  • 1940-10-29 Galen Weston, English-Canadian multi-millionaire industrialist, born in Marlow, England
  • 1940-11-13 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, (Ryan's Hope; Dallas), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2018)
  • 1940-11-24 Eric Wilson, Canadian children's author, born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1940-12-02 Gerry Cheevers, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame goalie and broadcaster (longest undefeated streak-32 games 1972; Boston Bruins), born in St. Catharines, Ontario
  • 1940-12-06 Lawrence Bergman, Canadian politician, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1940-12-18 Bramwell Morrison, Canadian member of children's music group Sharon, Lois & Bram, born in Toronto, Ontario
  • 1940-12-23 Robert Labine, French Canadian politician, born in Québec, Canada
  • 1940-12-30 Jerry Granelli, American-Canadian jazz drummer (Vince Guaraldi Trio; Mose Allison), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2021)
  • 1941-01-09 Gilles Vaillancourt, Canadian politician, born in Laval-des-Rapides, Quebec
  • 1941-01-18 Denise Bombardier, Quebec journalist, television host and novelist, born in Montreal, Canada
  • 1941-01-19 Pat Patterson, Canadian pro wrestler (WWE Hall of Fame; creator Royal Rumble), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2020)
  • 1941-01-20 Pierre Lalonde, Canadian singer and television host, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2016)
  • 1941-02-20 Buffy Sainte-Marie, Indigenous Canadian-American folk singer (Now That the Buffalo Are Gone), and songwriter ("Up Where We Belong"), born in the Piapot 75 reserve, Saskatchewan
  • 1941-03-26 Bob Plager, Canadian ice hockey defenceman (St. Louis Blues 1969-77) and coach (St. Louis Blues 1992), born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1941-04-05 Michael Moriarty, American-Canadian actor (Bang the Drum Slowly, Q, Stuff), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1941-04-14 Bob McCammon, Canadian ice hockey coach (Philadelphia Fllyers 1978-84, Vancouver Canucks 1987-91), born in Kenora, Ontario (d. 2021)
  • 1941-06-02 Lou Nanne, Canadian-born American hockey player (Minnesota North Stars), born in Sault Ste. Maria, Ontario
  • 1941-06-21 Joe Flaherty, American-Canadian actor (Freaks and Geeks), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • 1941-06-25 Denys Arcand, French Canadian film director (Jesus of Montreal), born in Deschambault, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-06-26 Yves Beauchemin, Canadian novelist (L'enfirouapé), born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec
  • 1941-07-01 Myron Scholes, Canadian-American financial economist (Nobel 1997), born in Timmins, Ontario
  • 1941-07-01 Rod Gilbert, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame right-wing, 1960-78 (NY Rangers; first NYR to have # retired), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2021)
  • 1941-07-02 Stéphane Venne, French Canadian songwriter
  • 1941-07-10 Jake Eberts, Canadian film producer (Chariots of Fire; Dances with Wolves), born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2012)
  • 1941-07-22 Ron Turcotte, Canadian jockey
  • 1941-07-30 Paul Anka, Canadian-American singer (Put Your Head on My Shoulder; Diana; Lonely Boy), and songwriter (It Doesn't Matter Anymore; My Way; She's A Lady), born in Ottawa, Ontario
  • 1941-08-13 Erin Fleming, Canadian actress, born in New Liskeard, Ontario (d. 2003)
  • 1941-08-23 Patrick Taylor, Irish-Canadian medical researcher, editor, and novelist (An Irish Country series), born in Bangor, Northern Ireland
  • 1941-09-13 David Clayton-Thomas [Thomsett], Canadian singer (Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Spinning Wheel"), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
  • 1941-09-29 Kermit Zarley, American golfer, author (Canadian Open 1970), born in Seattle, Washington
  • 1941-11-23 Simon Nolet, French Canadian ice hockey right winger (Philadelphia Flyers, 1967-74), born in Saint-Odilon-de-Cranbourne, Quebec, Canada
  • 1941-11-29 Denny Doherty, Canadian musician, singer, songwriter (The Mamas & The Papas - "I Saw Her Again"; "California Dreamin'"), born in Halifax, Nova Scotia (d. 2007)
  • 1941-12-17 David A. Gall, Canadian thoroughbred Hall of Fame jockey (US Champion Jockey by wins 1979, 81; first to ride 8 winners on single US race card), born in Rose Valley, Saskatchewan (d. 2021)
  • 1942-01-16 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, born in Montréal, Québec (d. 2016)

Phil EspositoPhil Esposito (80 years old)

1942-02-20 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach, GM, broadcaster (Black Hawks, Bruins, Rangers), born in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

  • 1942-02-27 Michel Forget, French Canadian actor, born in Montreal, Quebec
  • 1942-03-02 Luc Plamondon, French Canadian musical lyricist, born in Saint-Raymond, Quebec
  • 1942-03-16 Roger Crozier, Canadian ice hockey goaltender (d. 1996)
  • 1942-03-22 Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • 1942-04-10 Nick Auf der Maur, Canadian journalist and politician, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 1998)
  • 1942-05-22 Barbara Parkins, Canadian-American actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • 1942-05-29 Pierre Bourque, Canadian politician (40th Mayor of Montreal), born in Montreal, Quebec

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 1,045

  • 2013-04-17 Deanna Durbin [Edna Mae Durbin], Canadian actress and vocalist (Every Sunday, Three Smart Girls, 100 Men & a Girl), dies at 91
  • 2013-06-02 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • 2013-06-08 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65

Cory MonteithCory Monteith (1982-2013)

2013-07-13 Canadian actor and singer (Glee; Monte Carlo), dies of heroin and alcohol overdose at 31

  • 2013-07-17 Peter Appleyard, British-Canadian jazz vibraphonist, dies from natural causes at 84
  • 2013-08-30 Lotfollah "Lotfi" Mansouri, Persian opera director (Canadian Opera Company, 1976-88; introduced opera surtitles, 1983; San Francisco Opera, 1988-2001), dies at 84
  • 2013-09-21 Michel Brault, Canadian filmmaker (Direct Cinema - pioneered hand-held camera work), dies at 85 [1]
  • 2013-09-22 David Hubel, Canadian-born American neurologist and Nobel laureate, dies at 87
  • 2013-11-21 Maurice Vachon, Canadian professional wrestler, dies at 84
  • 2013-12-11 Barbara Branden, Canadian writer, dies from a lung infection at 84
  • 2013-12-23 Vito Rizzuto, Italian-Canadian alleged mafia boss, also known as "Montreal's Teflon Don", dies at 67
  • 2014-01-06 Larry D Mann, Canadian actor and broadcaster (Accidental Family, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer), dies at 91
  • 2014-01-16 Dave Madden, Canadian-born American actor (Charlotte's Web, Alice, The Partridge Family), dies from heart and kidney failure at 82
  • 2014-01-19 Udo Kasemets, Estonian-born Canadian composer, dies at 94
  • 2014-01-28 Fernand Leduc, Canadian abstract expressionist painter (Les Automatistes), and teacher, dies of cancer at 97
  • 2014-04-10 Jim Flaherty, Canadian politician, Minister of Finance (2006-2014), dies at 64
  • 2014-05-06 Farley Mowat, Canadian author, dies at 92
  • 2014-08-04 Walter Massey, Canadian stage and screen actor (Shoestring Theatre; Arthur), dies at 85
  • 2014-10-15 Nobby Wirkowski, American-Canadian football player and coach (Toronto Argonauts), dies at 88
  • 2014-10-19 Lynda Bellingham, Canadian-born English actress, dies from colon cancer at 66

Jean BéliveauJean Béliveau (1931-2014)

2014-12-02 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Hart Trophy 1956, 64; Art Ross Trophy 1956; Conn Smythe Trophy 1965; record 17 Stanley Cups), dies at 83

  • 2014-12-03 Nathaniel Branden, Canadian-American psychotherapist, dies at 84
  • 2014-12-21 Sonia d’Artois, British Canadian WWII resistance agent, dies at 90
  • 2015-01-24 Toller Cranston, Canadian men's figure skater (Olympic bronze, 1976; Canadian champ, 1971-76), and painter, dies of a heart attack at 65
  • 2015-04-06 David Leon Kaplan, American-Canadian music professor (University of Saskatchewan, 1960-82), conductor (Saskatoon Symphony, 1962-72), and composer, dies at 91
  • 2015-04-06 Dollard St. Laurent, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 85
  • 2015-04-15 Jonathan Crombie, Canadian actor (Anne of Green Gables), dies of a brain hemorrhage at 48
  • 2015-06-15 Jean Doré, Canadian politician (39th Mayor of Montreal), dies at 70
  • 2015-07-10 Jon [Jonathan Stewart] Vickers, Canadian operatic tenor, dies at 88
  • 2015-07-11 Claudia Alexander, Canadian-born American NASA Scientist (led Galileo mission to Jupiter), dies of cancer at 56

Roddy PiperRoddy Piper (1954-2015)

2015-07-31 Canadian pro wrestler (WWF Intercontinental Heavyweight C'ship 1992; World Tag Team C'ship [Ric Flair] 2006), dies from cardiopulmonary arrest caused by hypertension at 61

  • 2015-08-07 Frances Oldham Kelsey, Canadian-American FDA Director (stopped thalidomide use in the US), dies at 101
  • 2015-08-13 Bob Fillion, French Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 95

Al ArbourAl Arbour (1932-2015)

2015-08-28 Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenceman, coach and executive (coach NY Islanders Stanley Cup 1980-83), dies of Parkinson's disease and dementia at 82

  • 2015-09-05 Jacques Israelievitch, French Canadian classical violinist, concertmaster (St. Louis Symphony, 1978-88; Toronto Symphony, 1988-2008), and music director (Koffler Chamber Orchestra, 2005-14), dies of lung cancer at 67
  • 2015-11-16 Bert Olmstead, Canadian Hockey HOF left wing (Stanley Cup, Montreal Canadiens 1953, 56, 57, 58; Toronto Maple Leafs 1962), dies from stroke complications at 89
  • 2015-11-20 Jim Perry, American and Canadian tv host ($ale of the Century), dies at 82
  • 2015-12-03 Bill Bennett, Canadian politician, Premier of British Columbia (1975-86), dies at 83
  • 2015-12-15 Ken Pogue, Canadian actor (Adderly, Katts and Dog), dies of cancer at 81
  • 2016-01-02 Marcel Barbeau, Canadian abstract artist, dies at 90
  • 2016-01-14 René Angélil, Canadian music executive, actor and director (Omertà, L'apparition), and husband of Céline Dion, dies of throat cancer at 73
  • 2016-02-15 Vanity [Denise Matthews], Canadian R&B singer, Prince protege ("Nasty Girl"), actress (52 Pick Up), and evangelist dies of kidney failure at 57
  • 2016-02-29 Edward M. Lawson, Canadian trade unionist and politician, dies at 86
  • 2016-03-22 Rob Ford, Canadian politician (Toronto mayor caught with cocaine), dies at 46
  • 2016-03-29 Jean Lapierre, Canadian politician and television host, dies at 59
  • 2016-03-30 Howard Cable, Canadian conductor, arranger, and composer, dies at 95
  • 2016-04-03 Donald "Don" Francks, Canadian actor, singer and musician (Terminal Choice; Finian's Rainbow), dies at 84
  • 2016-04-22 Madeleine Sherwood, Canadian actress (Mother Superior - Flying Nun), dies at 93
  • 2016-05-19 Morley Safer, Canadian-American TV newscaster (60 Minutes), dies at 84
  • 2016-07-08 William H. McNeill, Canadian-born historian (Rise of the West), dies at 98
  • 2016-08-17 Arthur Hiller, Canadian director (Love Story), dies at 92
  • 2016-09-01 Raymond Daveluy, Canadian organist (St. Joseph's Montreal, 1960-2002), composer and educator, dies at 89
  • 2016-09-30 Oscar Brand, Canadian-born American folk vocalist (Draw Me a Laugh), dies at 96
  • 2016-10-13 Jim Prentice, Canadian politician, Premier of Alberta (2014-15), dies in a plane crash at 60
  • 2016-11-04 Eddie Harsch [Hawrysch], Canadian keyboardist (Bulldog; The Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), dies at 59

Leonard CohenLeonard Cohen (1934-2016)

2016-11-07 Canadian writer and singer-songwriter ("Hallelujah"; "Death of Ladies Man"; Suzanne"), dies at 82

  • 2016-11-12 Dawn Coe-Jones, Canadian golfer (3 LPGA wins), dies of cancer at 56
  • 2016-12-13 Alan Thicke, Canadian actor (Growing Pains), host (Thicke of the Night), and theme song composer (Diff'rent Strokes; The Facts of Life), dies of an aortic dissection at 69
  • 2017-01-04 Milt Schmidt, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center (Stanley Cup 1939, 41; Boston Bruins) and coach/GM (Stanley Cup 1970, 72; Boston Bruins), dies from a stroke at 98
  • 2017-01-10 Tony Rosato, Italian-born Canadian comedian (SCTV, Saturday Night Live), dies at 63
  • 2017-02-04 Steve Lang, Canadian rock bassist (April Wine, 1976-84 - "Just Between You And Me"), dies at 67
  • 2017-02-22 John McCormack, Canadian ice hockey player, dies at 91
  • 2017-03-26 Alain Gagnon, Canadian composer (Chansons d'Orient), and music educator (Université Laval, 1967-2008), dies at 78
  • 2017-03-28 Janine Sutto, French Canadian actress and comedian (Guide de la petite vengeance), dies of natural causes at 95
  • 2017-05-20 Jimmy Dale, British-Canadian pianist and orchestra leader (The Sonny and Cher Comedy Hour), dies at 81
  • 2017-06-22 Hervé Filion, Canadian harness racing driver (World Driving C'ship 1970; Harness Tracks of America Driver of the Year 1969-74, 76, 78, 81, 89), dies of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at 77

George A. RomeroGeorge A. Romero (1940-2017)

2017-07-16 American Canadian filmmaker "Father of the Zombie Film" (Night of the Living Dead), dies at 77

  • 2017-07-18 Harvey Atkin, Canadian actor (Meatballs), dies at 74
  • 2017-08-01 Goldy McJohn, [John Goadsby] Canadian rock organist (Steppenwolf - "Born To Be Wild"; "Magic Carpet Ride"), dies at 72
  • 2017-09-30 Monty Hall, Canadian-American TV game show host (Let's Make a Deal), dies at 96
  • 2017-10-17 Gordon Downie, Canadian rock musician (The Tragically Hip), dies of glioblastoma at 53
  • 2017-11-07 Pentti "Whitey" Glan, Finnish-Canadian touring and session drummer (Lou Reed; Alice Cooper - "Welcome To My Nightmare"), dies if cancer at 71
  • 2017-12-24 Heather Menzies-Urich, Canadian actress (The Sound of Music; Piranha), dies of cancer at 68
  • 2018-01-05 Bruce Hood, Canadian National Hockey League referee (1965-84), and author (Calling The Shots), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • 2018-01-08 Donnelly Rhodes, Canadian actor (Da Vinci's Inquest, Danger Bay), dies of cancer at 80
  • 2018-01-14 François Morel, Canadian pianist, conductor, and composer (Antiphonie; Me duele España), dies at 91
  • 2018-03-01 Bender [Alexander Buchanan], Canadian underground hip hop artist (Flight Distance, King of the Dot), dies at 37
  • 2018-05-01 Ninalee Craig, American-born Canadian teacher and photograph subject, dies at 90 of complications from lung cancer
  • 2018-05-02 Bill Torrey, Canadian ice hockey executive (New York Islanders, Florida Panthers), dies at 83
  • 2018-05-02 Gord Brown, Canadian politician (MP, 2004–2018), dies of a heart attack at 57
  • 2018-05-02 Paul Dick, Canadian politician, dies at 77 of a heart attack
  • 2018-05-03 H. Basil S. Cooke, South African-Canadian geologist and paleontologist, dies at 102
  • 2018-05-07 Jeremy D. Safran, Canadian-born American clinical psychologist, is killed during a burglary
  • 2018-05-07 Roman Toi, Estonian-Canadian composer, choral conductor and organist, dies at 101
  • 2018-05-13 Margot Kidder, Canadian American actress (Lois Lane in Superman films, Amityville Horror), dies at 69
  • 2018-06-26 Daniel Pilon, Canadian actor, (Ryan's Hope; Dallas), dies at 77
  • 2018-07-10 Cliff Downey, Canadian politician (MP, 1968–1972), dies at 89
  • 2018-11-24 David Defiagbon, Nigerian-Canadian boxer (Olympic silver 1996), dies at 48
  • 2018-12-17 Galt MacDermot, Canadian musician and composer (Hair), dies at 89
  • 2019-03-09 Harry Howell, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame defenseman (NY Rangers 1952-69), dies of dementia at 86
  • 2019-05-02 Red Kelly, Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame center, coach; politician (Toronto Maple Leafs), dies at 91
  • 2019-06-13 Charles M. Wilson, Canadian organist and composer (The Angels Of The Earth), dies at 88
  • 2019-07-02 Michael Colgrass, American-Canadian composer ("Déjà vu" - Pulitzer Prize for Music, 1978), dies at 81
  • 2019-09-01 Tom Collins, Canadian ice skating promoter ('Champions On Ice'), dies from stroke complications at 88
  • 2019-10-30 Bernard Slade [Newbound], Canadian screenwriter (The Flying Nun; The Partridge Family), and playwright (Same Time, Next Year; Romantic Comedy), dies of Lewy body dementia at 89
  • 2019-12-02 Fred Storey, Canadian curler (World C'ship gold 1966, 68, 69), dies at 87
  • 2019-12-10 Jean Pagé, Canadian sports journalist (host: 'La Soirée du hockey' and '110%'), dies from prostate cancer at 73
  • 2019-12-12 Jack Scott, Canadian rock and roll singer-songwriter ("My True Love"), dies of congestive heart failure at 83
  • 2020-01-07 Neil Peart, Canadian rock drummer and lyricist (Rush - "Limelight"; "Peaceable Kingdom"), dies from glioblastoma (brain cancer) at 67
  • 2020-01-15 Rocky Johnson, Canadian pro wrestler (father of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson; with Tony Atlas first black champions in WWE history), dies of a pulmonary embolism at 75