Mississauga Library System
Peel Biographies M-R

The Peel Biography Scrapbooks, located in the Local History Room at the Central Library, contain local newspaper clippings highlighting the activities of a wide cross-section of people from the City of Mississauga and the surrounding Region of Peel .

This index is listed alphabetically by surname. Select a letter from the chart below.

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MACDONALD, Keith
Former senior medical administrator, Credit Valley Hospital, retired 1990

MACDONALD, Sandy
Bush pilot, Air Mail pioneer, and author, died May 1965

MACFARLANE, J. Douglas
Late former editorial director, Toronto Sun

MACGREGOR, Betty
Textile artist

MACINNIS, Joseph
Physician, diver and explorer

MACKAY, David
Producer of Oscar-winning short film "A Place to Stand"

MacKAY, John
Long-time real estate manager at the Mississauga News retires

MACKENZIE, Linda Preston
Triathlete

MACMILLAN, Charles
Late former Chairman of Recreation, Park Royal Community Association

MACMILLAN, Vince
Obituary for the former publisher, Mississauga Times

MACNAUGHTON, John D.
Former CEO and President, SPAR Aerospace, responsible for Remote Manipulator System (Canadarm)

MACPHERSON, Bill
Former Milk Board Treasurer, retired 1995

MACHLER, Martin
Wood sculptor

MADILL, Ben (1915-2013)
Late author and advocate for the Old Britannia Schoolhouse

MADJAROW, Bob
Composer and businessman

MAHONEY, Steve
Former Liberal MPP for Mississauga West, and MP, retired Chair of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board of Ontario, ran for Mayor of Mississauga in 2014, lost to Bonnie Crombie

MAJURY, Ernest
Obituary March 1974 for active member of the Peel Children's Aid Society

MAK, Andre
Mississauga's 24th Citizen of the Year, 2003

MAKIN, Harry
Freelance cinematographer and actor

MALAK, Marina Abdel
Young Mississauga woman who has battled anorexia has written a book about her personal experience

MALLINSON, Jodi
International model and designer

MALTBY, Wendy
Former Miss Mississauga 1968 and professional dancer

MANAY, Abhijeet
Educator and instrumental designer, a previous candidate from Mississauga Streetsville, elected deputy leader of the Green Party of Ontario

MANCINELLI, Joseph
An advocate of community living, Joseph Mancinelli, vice-president of the Labourers International Union of North America (LIUNA), was honoured at a Tribute Dinner by Community Living Mississauga

MANCUSO, Fred
Artist

MANNING, Mary (1919-1998)
Late Streetsville historian and author

MANSFIELD, Alex
Lobbyist for Senior Citizens

MARDON, Catherine
Freelance food critic and author

MARGOLESE, Sandra
Actress in Phantom of the Opera

MARINARO, Hector
Soccer player

MARK, Patrick
High school scholar

MARKOVIC, Mike
Mississauga transit driver

MARKS, Sarah
Ballet dancer

MARLAND, Margaret
Former Mississauga city councillor and PC MPP

MARSDEN, Rona
Artist

MARSHALL, Mark
Manager of IT operations with Peel District School Board wins Helen Des Roches Starfish Award

MARSHALL, Warren
Obituary for President, Mississauga Hockey League, died 1973

MARTIN, Charlie
Late D-Day veteran, died 1997, author of Battle Diary

MARTIN, Peter
Former Argonaut linebacker, educator and chairman, Mississauga Sports Council

MARTINEZ, Alexis
Musician and music instructor. He is the Walters music centre head vocal instructor

MATHESON, Bruce
Former Cable 10 television program manager

 

MATTHEWS, Cuthbert
Obituary for WWI veteran, died 1994 at age 102

MAURO, Ermanno
Renowned opera tenor

MCCALLION, Sam (1923-1997)
Late businessman and husband of former Mayor, Hazel McCallion

MCCARTHY, Gary
Obituary for former freelance reporter who worked for The Mississauga News, and the CBC

MCCLEMENT, Fred
Journalist and author of The Strange Case of Ambrose Small

MCDERMOTT, Alexander
Former banker and community leader

MCDOUGALD, Janet
Chair, since 1998 of the Peel District School Board, representing Wards 1 and 7

MCDOUGALL, Lucie F.
Obituary for founder of South Peel Naturalist Club, died 1976

MCFADDEN, Sue
Mississauga City Councillor for Ward 10

MCGILL, Garnet
Late former Police Chief, died 1976

MCGILLIVRAY, Fiona
Former teen-age actor

MCGILLIVARY, Len
Former Deputy City Clerk

MCGILLIVRAY, Suzanne
Former child actor and model

MCGONIGLE, Louise
Teacher and triathlete

MCKECHNIE, Frank
Late long-serving city councillor for Malton, died 1997

MCKEE, Boyd (1928-2011)
Late retired Deputy Fire Chief, Mississauga Fire Department

MCKEE, Margaret
Former Chairman, Peel Board of Education and wife of Boyd McKee

MCKEE, Melissa
Equestrian star

MCKENCHIE, George J.
Obituary for late advertising executive, died 1973

MCKENNA, Seana
Stratford Festival actress

MCLAUGHLIN, Bruce (1926-2012)
Late former developer and builder of Square One, Mississauga

MCLAUGHLIN, Clara
First woman member of Port Credit Council

MCLAY, Rosemary
Former Liberal supporter, once active in local politics

MCLEAN, Tom
Decorated WWII veteran of the Dieppe Raid

MCLEOD, Julie
Miss Mississauga, 1982

MCLEOD, Patrick
Bodybuilder, Mr. Canada, Mr. World and Mr. Universe

MCLEOD, Phyllis
Rescued by her German Shepherd

McLEOD, Ryan
Mississauga native who plays for the Mississauga Steelheads drafted by the Edmonton Oilers

MCMILLAN, Roy
Former Deputy Reeve and chairman, Credit Valley Conservation Authority

 

MCNIECE, Burd
Celebrated his 105th birthday in 1994

MCROBERTS, Ann
Public relations expert

MCTAVISH, Willson
Lawyer and former Official Guardian for Ontario

MEEK, Richard
Swimmer who crossed Lake Ontario underwater

MEERS, Sheila
Peel's retiring Director of Children's Services

MEHTA, Rohit
16-year-old environmentalist and volunteer, winner of the 2006 Sam McCallion Award

MELNICK, Lorelei
Singer and songwriter

MERKLEY, Ryan
Mississauga defenceman with the Guelph Storm to play with Team Canada, wins OHL Rookie of the Year

MESSIH, Amira
Photographer

METCALF, Herb
Obituary for Crown Attorney for Peel County, died 1972

METCALF, Jill
Former Streetsville resident and author

MIDDLETON, Kim
Swimmer who crossed Lake Ontario

MILBURN, Catharine
Cooksville resident celebrated 90th birthday in 1977

MILLARD, Bernice
Clarkson artist and columnist

MILLARD, Carl (1913-2006)
Late founder of Millardair Air Service at Pearson International Airport

MILLER, Joe
Late former Mississauga fire chief, died 1972

MILLER, Kelly
Synchronized swimmer

MILLS, Ron
1965 Area Representative, Park Royal Community Association

MILNE, Alex
Fighter pilot awarded the Maltese Cross

MIRANDA, Christopher
Malton pianist selected to compete in the second Toronto International Piano Competition at the P.C. Ho Theatre in Scarborough

MITCHELL, Audrey
Decorative painter

MITCHELL, Ernest
Real estate agent and leader of 1973 Peel United Appeal Campaign

MITCHELL, Louise
Financial services executive is newest member of the Peel Police Services Board

 

MITCHELL, Ronald
Crossed Atlantic Ocean solo in a sailboat

MOFFAT, Bill
Young Grade 6 hero who rescued three children from garage fire in 1983

MOIR, Doug
Area representative, Park Royal Community Association

MONTEMURRO, Dr. Gabriel A.
Obituary for physician and former Reeve of Streetsville

MONTGOMERY, Micheline
Nurse and artist in tapestry

MOORE, Emily
1992 Rhodes Scholarship winner

MOORE, Gil
Triumph drummer and recording studio owner

MOORE, Sharon
Dancer and Miss Mississauga 1985

MORANO, Carmela & Vito
Celebrated 60th wedding anniversary

MORDEN, Garry
Obituary for Fire Chief Garry Morden, who had served in the fire service since 1977, and as Chief of Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services since 1999.

MORGAN, Frank
Streetsville resident and detective constable with the Canadian National Railway Police Service (CNRPS), and recipient of the Governor General's Order of Merit of the Police Forces, 2005

MORIN, Irene
Advocate for French language in education

MORRISEY, Patience
Artist in watercolour

MORRISON, Mandy
Former child actor and dancer

MORTENSON, Richard
Obituary for former chairman, Committee of Adjustment

MORTON, Desmond
Historian, author and former Principal of Erindale College

MORTON, Janet
Late organizer and fundraiser for the New Democratic Party and wife of Desmond Morton

MORTON-MARR, Julia
Erin Mills resident and founder of the International School Peace Gardens program, winner of Peace Medallion

MOSLEY, David
Streetsville realtor awarded the Ronald E. Sanderson Community Service Award from the Mississauga Real Estate Board, 2012

MOSSIP, Nancy
Former Family Law lawyer, founding member of Interim Place and presently (2105) Superior Court judge

MRAZ, Monica
Former competitive tennis player

MUDRY, Bill
Meadowvale resident, collector of wood

MUELLER, Karl
Tennis player

MULDOON, Lucie
Streetsville resident, recipient of the 2010 Sam McCallion Award which recognizes outstanding volunteers in Mississauga.

MUNDEN, Bill
Former City Treasurer and Commissioner of Corporate Services, moved to Nova Scotia

MUNRO, Frank
Port Credit Secondary math teacher, retiring in 1973 after 32 years

MURANSKY, Linda
Freelance writer

MURRAY, Chic (1914-1984)
Late former Mayor of Mississauga, died 1984

MURRAY, Jim
Realtor and 1996 Citizen of the Year

MURRAY, Josephine
Obituary for wife of former mayor, Chic Murray, who died 1979

MUSGRAVE, Elizabeth
Mississauga Gymnastics member scored a perfect 10 at a Provincial Cup meet in Oshawa

 


N

NAISH, Jim
Community volunteer and former Port Credit councillor

NAISH, Margaret
Late Port Credit historian, member of Mississauga South Historical Society and collector of Mississauga memorabilia

NAWAZ, GUL
Obituary for long-time Mississauga resident, a leader of the local Pakistani community, died 2013

NAYLOR, Josh
17 year old Mississauga baseball player and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Secondary School student drafted 12th overall by Miami Marlins - the highest-drafted Canadian player ever

NEASE, Steve
Mississauga News cartoonist

 

NEEB, Ken
Obituary for Superintendent of Mississauga's community centres, died 1971

NEEL, Boyd (1905-1981)
Late former Music Director, Mississauga Symphony, and Dean of the royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto

NEIMAN, Joan
Former Liberal senator for Peel, now retired

NELHAM, Earl
Winner of Mississauga Musician of the Year award, 1991

NEWBURN, Nancy Jane
Miss Teen Canada, 1977

NEWELL, Dr. William
Former head of World Vision Canada

NEWMAN, Bill
Former Port Credit long service firefighter

NEWMAN, Jim
Former owner of the Cooksville Jersey Dairy

NICHOLSON, Norma
Mississauga author, nurse volunteer and teacher appointed to the Peel Police Services Board

NICKERSON, Doug
Former chief lubrication advisor, Gulf Oil Canada

NIKORE, Vipan
Service medical director at Credit Valley Hospital recently named one of Canada's Top 40 under 40 for 2018

NISBET, Ron
Former City of Mississauga licensing manager

NORMAN, Stanley
Lieutenant-Governor, Division 7 of Eastern Canada and Caribbean District of Kiwanis International.

NOWICKI, Emilia
Mississauga high school student is ardent volunteer for several charitable causes, as well as a dancer

NUGENT, Ken
The former publisher of the Brampton Guardian is promoted May 2009 to publisher of the Mississauga News and vice-president and regional publisher of Metroland Media Group

NYE, Barry
Former President of the Commonwealth Games Association of Canada


O

OAKES, Gwen
Artist

O'BRIEN, Dave
Former City Manager, Mississauga

OFFER, Steven
Former Liberal MPP for Mississauga North

O'FLAHERTY, John (1918-2008)
Former hockey coach with the Dixie Junior B Beehives

O'HEARN, Edna
Celebrated her 100th birthday in 1994

OLDERSHAW, Bert (1921-2006)
Late founder, Mississauga Canoe Club
See also Local Archives file, Mississauga Canoe Club

OLDERSHAW, Mark
Burlington resident, Olympic canoeist, and grandson of Bert Oldershaw, founder of the Mississauga Canoe Club

OLDERSHAW, Scott
Son of Bert Oldershaw, founder of the Mississauga Canoe Club, father of Mark Oldershaw, Olympic canoeist, has been appointed coach of Canada's sprint team

OLIPHANT, Helen
Director, Park Royal Community Assoc. 1966

O'NEILL, Desmond
Former pastor, St. Ignatius Loyola Church

OOSTERDAG, John
Psychic, technologist in Psychology Dept. ca 1973, at former Erindale College

O'REILLY, Rev. Francis
Obituary for late pastor, St. Mary's Church, Port Credit, died 1969

ORESKOVICH, Nancy
Miss Mississauga 1984

ORLANDI, Franco
Mississauga artist

ORLOWSKI, William
Born in Streetsville, Canada's premier tap dancer

ORPHANOS, Peter
Late environmentalist and teacher, founder of the Sierra Club Peel, died 2012

ORQUIZA, Renan
Newcomer Renan Orquiza, from the Philippines, works as an environmental project manager for consulting firm Watters Environmental Group

OSBORNE, Joe
Disabled resident of Cheshire House

OSTROWSKI, Boleslaw (Bolek)
Member of the 1st Independent Polish Parachute Brigade, met Donald Somerville, former member of the Royal Canadian Engineers in Mississauga where both live. Both had taken part in the Allied Forces raid on Arnhem in the Second World War

OSWIN, Harold
Inventor of the Crispy Crunch bar

O'TOOLE, Chris
Former Commander, Peel regional Police, 21 Division

OTTMANN, Peter
Retired dancer, ballet master, National Ballet of Canada

OUELLETTE, Leo
World War II veteran

OZIN, Geoffrey
Chemistry professor, formerly at Erindale College, winner of the Meldola Medal


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PACKER, Anne
Pro-life activist

PACULAN, Arlene
Musician and singer

PADA, Lata
Dancer

PAGEAU, Paul
Contestant, Mississauga Canoe Club, Pan-American Games

PAIKEDAY, Thomas
Lexicographer

PALLETT Family
Pioneer landowners in Dixie
See also Local Archives file, Pallett Family

PALLETT, Dave
Obituary for patriarch of the famous Mississauga family, died 1991

PALLETT, Donald
Obituary for patriarch of the famous Mississauga family

PALLETT, Drew
Lawyer, director, Mississauga Arts Council

PALLETT, Howard
Late junior sports promoter and former owner of the Dixie Beehives hockey team

PALLETT, John (1921-1985)
Former Conservative MP for Peel, lawyer and community activist

PALLETT, Laurie
Former Executive Director of the Mississauga Arts Council and winner of the 1999 Paul Harris Fellowship Award from the Mississauga Rotary Club

PANGILINAN, Socorro
1994 Volunteer of the Year at Canadian Spectrum

PANGMAN, Alex
Mississauga singer with cystic fibrosis gets second double-lung transplant

PANNELL, Beverly
Salzburg TV Opera Prize winner

PANNELL, Raymond
Salzburg TV Opera Prize winner

PARKER, Annie
Corporate sales manager for the Living Arts Centre, cancer survivor, featured in a new film, "Decoding Annie Parker"

PARKINSON, Bob
Obituary for former Toronto Township Hydro superintendent, former Warden of Peel County and Reeve of Port Credit

PARRISH, Carolyn
Former Liberal MP, Councillor for Ward 6, and as of 2014, Councillor for Ward 5
See also Local Archives file, Parrish, Carolyn

PARSONS, Carol
Obituary for Carol Parsons, died 2007, wife of Lou Parsons, former founding Chair of the Region of Peel

PARSONS, Lou
Late first Chair of the Regional Municipality of Peel, and chairman of GO Transit, died 2010

PATTERSON, Bruce
Mountaineer, author of "Canadians on Everest"

PATTERSON, Frederica S.
Peel County's first nurse with the Victorian Order of Nurses (V.O.N.)

PAULSON, Jim (1941-2007)
Late former radio and television personality, died 2007

PAVAN, Lesley
With the City of Mississauga since 1993, recently appointed Director of Development and Design at the City's Planning and Building Department

PAZNAR, Frank
Community leader, recipient of the Ontario Bicentennial Medal, Gordon S. Shipp Award and Order of St. John Award.

PECA, Michael
Hockey player, member of gold medal-winning Canadian Junior National Team, 1994

PEKESKI, John
Late former Mississauga City Hall security guard, died 1985

PERKIN, Dr. Reg
Family practice physician

PERRELTE, Henry
Long-time Clarkson resident

PESSOT, Vittorio
Obituary for Peel Regional Police officer, died 1991

PETERSEN, Therese
Quilter

PETERSON, Eunice
Jamaican Canadian Malton resident, winner of the Helen des Roches Starfish Award, presented by the Peel District School Board social workers.

PETERSON, Oscar (1925-2007)
Late famous jazz pianist

PETRESCUE, Ephraim
Obituary for local baseball celebrity, died 1986

PETRYNIAK, William
Obituary for social activist and Mayor McCallion's campaign chairman, died 1986

PETSCHAR, Harry
Former Toronto Township town planner

PETTY, Graydon
Former Streetsville councillor

PHILLIPS, Joan
Board member, Interim Waste Authority

PHILLIPS, Leo
Actor

PIEN, Ed
Local photographer has exhibit at Art Gallery of Mississauga of photos taken during his time in Chile

PIETRANTONI, Mario
Artist and poet

PIETTE, Peter
Artist

PILLON, Jacqueline
Miss Mississauga, 1989/90

PINKNEY, Rod
Descendant of early Cooksville settlers

PINKNEY, Sarah Moore
Obituary for descendant of early settler Andrew Allison

PINTO, Aaron Joshua
Former St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School student and Mississauga resident receives Queen Elizabeth Young Leader Award

PINTO, Maurice
Ugandan Asian, Maurice Pinto, who was expelled from his home country by Idi Amin, settled in Mississauga, and has been awarded the province's first Amethyst Award, named after Ontario's official mineral, for outstanding achievements in public service

PIOTROWSKI, Adolph
Physician and artist

POLCZER, Samantha
Teen pianist, competition winner

POLLACK, Audrey
Chicago-born rabbi succeeds Rabbi Lawrence Englander as Rabbi of Solel Congregation of Mississauga

POLZLER, Frank
Real estate broker

POOLEY, Russ
Community Development Coordinator, northeast district, Recreation Division, City of Mississauga, retires after 41 years with the City

PORA, Cristina
Ballerina, teacher of Russian classical style

PORTER, John
Late first President, Sheridan College, died 1983

PORTER, W.H. (Pete)
Former Toronto Township Board of Education purchasing agent

POWERS, Elizabeth
Musical director of Mississauga Children's Choir and 1992 Mississauga Musician of the Year

PRAZERES, Jack
Streetsville resident, volunteer, honoured at Community Living Mississauga's 27th Annual Tribute Dinner, 2011

PRENTICE, Maja
Councillor for Ward 3, Mississauga, since 1985, has decided not to run in upcoming 2010 municipal election

PRESTON, Karen
Canada's 1989 Figure Skating Champion

PRETTY, Dr. Ken
Leading agricultural expert

PRICE, Winchell A.
Late Port Credit landscape artist

PROULX, Anne (1923-1995)
Late watercolour artist and art exhibit promoter

PRUESSEN, Ron
Former History professor at Erindale College (now University of Toronto at Mississauga), nominated for a Pulitzer Prize

PURDY, Ron
Port Credit pharmacist, former owner of the Village Pharmacy

PURI, Naeem
Late community activist and realtor died 1989

PUTNAM, Dr. Donald F.
Obituary for Professor Emeritus of Geography at former Erindale College, died 1977

PYNN, Gord
Late realist painter, died 2012

QUINN, Ken
Stuntman

 


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RABJOHN, Russell (1898-1977)
First World War veteran, author of a sketch-book diary of his experiences in the War.

RACEY, Claude
Winner, Bicentennial Award for exemplary volunteer work

RANDLES, Allan
Late member, Mississauga Committee of Adjustment, died 1992

RANFORD, Barry (1941-1996)
Late wildlife photographer

RAS, Karen
Former Chair of the Mississauga Board of Trade elected in 2014 as city councillor in Ward 2

RAYNER, Gordon (1935-2010)
Late illustrator and landscape painter, died 2010

REDDY, Prata
Indian-born Mississauga underwriter published his first novel, Ramya's Treasure, in September 2018

 

REID, Cathy
Model

REID, Dorothy
Late Single Parent of the Year, 1980, died that year

REID, Jack (1925-2009)
Late artist

REID, John
Obituary for Port Credit Town Solicitor, died 1991

REID, Mick
Maltese Cross winner

REID, Tennys McDonald
Governor-General's Award winner and first woman president of Mississauga Board of Trade

REID, Stuart
Former Curator, Civic Centre Art Gallery, now Art Gallery of Mississauga

RENTON, Jim
Former teacher at Riverside Public School

RENWICK, Marg
Former Streetsville resident and MPP

RENWICK, Wayne
Police officer and winner 1987 Constable Dwayne Piukkola Humanitarian Award

RICKS, Mike
Former area representative, Park Royal Community Association

RIDER, Fran
Pioneer of women's hockey, and founder of the Ontario Women's Hockey Association, inducted into the Order of Ontario

RINGLEB-MASTRODASCIO, Uschi
Porcelain doll artist

ROACH, Ivan
Former area representative, Park Royal Community Association

ROBBINS, Dana
Newly appointed publisher of the Mississauga News is former publisher of the Hamilton Spectator

ROBERTS, Andrea
Teacher and adventurer

ROBERTS, J.D.
Former MuchMusic host now working at Fox News

ROBERTS, John
Winner, Senior Citizen of the Year, 1993

ROBERTS, Kevin
Tow truck operator chased hit-and-run suspect

ROBERTS, Tom
Late Port Credit artist, died 1998

ROBICHAUD, Jacquie
Singer and former Miss Mississauga

ROBINSON, Irene
Former Liberal candidate in 1975 provincial election

ROBINSON, E.A. (Peter)
Former principal, Erindale College

ROGERS, Edward (Ted) (1933-2008)
Late founder, Rogers Cable Television

ROGERS, Scott
Vice president and director of business operations with the Mississauga Steelheads comes back to work after bout of leukemia

 

RONEY, John
Port Credit graduate of Cawthra Park Secondary School and jazz pianist

ROSA, Donna Lynn
Female lacrosse player who played on a boy's team as Donni Rosa

ROSEN, Len
Writer-composer

ROSS, Andrea
Model

ROSS, George
Retired Peel principal teaching in Zambia

ROTHWELL, Betty
Obituary for member of former LACAC, now Mississauga Heritage Advisory Committee, died 1991

ROWBOTHAM, Douglas
Former long-time Toronto Township public official, retired 1968

ROWE, Kenneth Arthur
Former Industrial Commissioner, Town of Mississauga

ROWE, Terry
Poet

ROY, Elsie Wilcox
Obituary for last surviving member of the Wilcox family of Port Credit, died 1978

RUCK, Elizabeth
Celebrated 100th birthday, May 1979

RUCK, Wolfgang
Author and artist

RUSSELL, Isabel
Long-time Mississauga resident

RYAN, Susan
Memorial bench dedicated in Port Credit to late prominent realtor, Susan Ryan, murdered by her husband in 2008