Mississauga Library System
Peel Biographies S-Z

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.

S T U-V W X,Y,Z

  

S

SABELIS, Huibert
Artist

SADDINGTON, Cy (1911-1985)
First and last elected Mayor of Port Credit

SAJECKI, Ed
After 14 years with the City of Mississauga, Ed Sajecki, Chief Planner, is getting set to retire

 

SAKHAVARZ, Alan
Wildlife artist

SALDANHA, Colin
Family physician, former President, Canadian Association of Police Boards

SALAPATEK, Anne Marie
Researcher with the University of Toronto and the Toronto Hospital, and 1999 winner of the John Charles Polanyi Prize

SAMUEL, Ernie
President of steel manufacturiing plant, Samuel and Son, had a street off Dixie Road named after him

SANDERS, Colonel Harland (1890-1980)
Originated Kentucky Fried Chicken

SANDERSON, Ronald E.
Obituary for founder, Royal LePage Capital Properties Services, died 1985

SANDS, John
Named to Canadian Amateur Speed Skating Hall of Fame and Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame

SAWYER, Robert J
Science-fiction writer

SAYERS, Geoffrey Harris (1907-1997)
Obituary for direct descendant of Captain James Beveridge Harris, original owner of Benares Historic House

SAYERS, Kay
Obituary for long-time Mississauga resident, history buff, member of Mississauga Historical Society, and wife of Geoffrey Sayers, died 1981

SCAMURRA, Sandy
Obituary for Cooksville contractor, died 1996

SCANLAN, Darcy
Late double lung transplant 9-year old patient, died 1992

SCHMIDT-MALO, Hildegard
Doctor and artist

SCHREYER, Brigitte
Watercolour artist

SCHULLER, Magda
Survivor of Auschwitz Concentration Camp

SCHUMACHER, Lynne
Landscape artist

SCHWARZ, William
Owner of a rare book on Hitler and Austria

SEARLE, Ron
Former Mayor of Mississauga, 1976-1978, succeeded by Hazel McCallion

SETO, Dock
Late owner of the former Chungking Restaurant in Streetsville, closed in 2000

SHAH, Wali
Pakistani-Canadian and U of T student is the new Poet Laureate of Mississauga

SHAKEEL, Shan
Mississauga 15-yearold student starts his own cellphone repair business thanks to the Mississauga Summer Company Program

SHAKESPEARE, Courtland
Lakeview science fiction author, writing under the name Will Silver Hastings, brought his new book, Robo Divine, to Fan Expo 2015

SHAND, Charmaine
1994 Disabled Athlete of the Year

SHANNON, Jeannette
Applewood Heights resident who identified pos-polio syndrome

SHAW, Muriel
Award winning knitter

SHAW, William
Obituary for IMAX co-founder and inventor, died 2002

SHEAR, Gerald J.
Appointed 1970 president of Don Mills Developments Ltd; primarily responsible for Erin Mills New Town development

SHEFF, Gerald
Architect formerly with Cadillac Fairview, responsible for Erin Mills subdivision

SHERBANIUK, Douglas
Lawyer and professor, winner of the 1990 Law Society Medal

SHERRIFF, Steve
Interview with retired Crown prosecutor Steve Sherriff

SHIPP, Gordon
Late developer and builder, founder of Shipp Corporation, died 1981

SHIPP, Harold (1926-2014)
Late developer and builder, son of Gordon Shipp

SHORE, Toby
Malton resident, long-time volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society

SIBBALD, Gary
Mississauga doctor, a professor of medicine and public health with the university of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health, co-established the International Wound Care Course at U of T

SIDDALL, Hilda
Celebrated 100th birthday, 1994

SIGRIST, Francois
Youngest inductee into World Federation of Master Chefs

SILK, Eric (1926-2014)
Late Streetsville resident, former Commissioner, Ontario Provincial Police

SILLER, Carolynne
Liberal candidate Mississauga South, 1985 provincial election

SILVA, Gerardo
Obituary for Cuban-born maître d', at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre from 1997 till his retirement in 2007

SILVERBERG, Christine
Former Pubic Relations Officer, Peel Regional Police, and former and first female Chief of Police, Calgary

SIMMS, Karen Anne
Miss Mississauga, 1978

SIMONOT, Nancy
Mississauga pharmacist honoured by the Ontario Pharmacists Association with the 2014 Achievement in Specialized Practice Award

SINCLAIR, Jean
Volunteer president, Mississauga Arts Council

SINGH, Asha
Applewood resident and real estate agent recipient of the 2014 Ronald E. Sanderson Community Service Award by the Mississauga Real Estate Board

SINGH, Jagmeet
The MPP for Bramalea-Gore-Malton is running for the leadership of the federal New Democratic Party

SINGH, Sukhjit
Mississauga resident, winner of top 25 Canadian Immigrant Award for 2013, a member of several community based organizations, author of new book, "Same shoes, different doors"

SKEOCH, Alan
Retired history teacher, writer, broadcaster and local historian

SKUBLICS, Tom
Mississauga jazz musician

SKVORECKY, Josef (1924-2012)
Late professor, UTM, nominated for Nobel Prize in Literature

SLATER, Todd
Member of the 1992 Canadian freestyle ski team

SLOAN, Jim
Needlework award winner

SMALL, William E.
Appointed 1978 president of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada (HUDAC)

SMITH, Bert
Late educator and publisher, founder of the Port Credit Weekly, died 1980

SMITH, Geraldine
Psychic

SMITH, Gloria
Mississauga senior, aged 72, received her black belt in karate, and is the oldest person to accomplish this in the 28 year history of the Academy of Martial Arts where she trains

SMITH, Helen
Painter

SMITH, James
Volunteer, Mississauga Clean City Committee

SMITH, Nathan
Port Credit youngster with cystic fibrosis, made an honorary team member of the Raptors 905 basketball team

SMITH, Patricia
Cares for injured birds

 

SMITH, Roxann Vivian
Artist

SOARES, Joe
Father of quadruplets

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

SONIN, Eileen
Late parapsychologist and author, died 1977, first wife of Ray Sonin

SONIN, June
Obituary for second wife of broadcaster Ray Sonin, died 1999

SONIN, Ray
Late former radio personality

SOUSA, Charles
MPP for Mississauga South, candidate for the leadership of the Ontario Liberal Party and current (as of February 11, 2013) Minister of Finance in the Ontario Government headed by Premier Kathleen Wynne

SOUTHCOTT, Beth
Author of The Sound of the Drum: sacred art of the Ashinabec

SPARROW, Alberta
Mississauga artist

SPAVINS, Albert
Mississauga resident and former teacher, octogenarian has his first art exhibition at Lorne Park Library

SPECK, Enid (1916-2002)
Late long-time resident and wife of former Mayor Robert Speck

SPECK, John
Vice-president and general manager Midland Walwyn Capital Inc.

SPECK, Robert (1915-1972)
First mayor, Town of Mississauga
See also Local Archives file, Speck, Robert

SPENCER, Doug
Former local Streetsville politician

SPENCER, Stan
Former City Manager, Mississauga

SPIGOLON, Joseph
Former pastor, St. Catherine of Siena parish

SPRATT, Peter
Former Executive Dean, Humber College

SPROULE, Fay (1928-2017)
Artist

SPROULE, John
Late beekeeper who supplied honey to the Streetsville Bread and Honey Festival

STANFIELD, Gordon
Late former Dixie resident, founder of the Triple A Mississauga Reps hockey team, and father of seven sons, four of whom played professional hockey

STARR, Ron
Former City Councillor, head of Hydro Mississauga, presently Ward 6 Councillor

STECURA, Ihor
Architect

STEIN, Andre
Holocaust survivor

STELJES, Cynthia
Obituary of Cynthia Louis Steljes, an accomplished oboist with Quartetto Gelato, who lived in the Lorne Park area and died December 29, 2006

STEFANIUK, Vanessa
Restricted by a chronic illness, Mississauga animator, Vanessa Stefaniuk, releases her debut graphic novel, 'Radio Silence'

 

STEPHENSON, Bill
Obituary for long-time Mississauga resident and Hall of Fame sports broadcaster, died 2014

STEVENSON, Ellen
Author of The history of Cooksville United Church

STEWART, Henry
Former manager, Town of Mississauga and Chairman of the Ontario Municipal Board

STEWART, Hugh
Obituary for former Citizen of the Year 2007, Rotarian and community volunteer

STEWART, Jamie
Rock star, retired from The Cult, moved to Erin Mills

STEWART, W. Brian
Port Credit resident and recipient of the 1998 Mississauga Arts Award for literature

STIRTON, Erika-Leigh
Rhythmic gymnast

STOJANOVIC, Nikola
GO Transit bus driver, rescued man from burning car

STORMES, Claude
Artist

STROUMBOULOPOULOS, George
Portrait of broadcaster and musician George Stroumboulopoulos who grew up in Malton and was recently inducted into Mississauga's Legends Row

SUTTON, Bill
Painter

SWAYZE, Robert J.
Appointed City of Mississauga Integrity Commissioner, July 1, 2012

SYPHER, Ron
Painter

SZABO, Krisztina
Mississauga-born mezzo-soprano opera singer


T

TANSLEY, Keith
Executive Director, Community Living Mississauga

TAYLOR, Beth
Cub Scout, Medal of Merit winner

TAYLOR, C.T.
Former member, Port Credit Power Squadron

TAYLOR, Cliff
Fisherman and drifter

TAYLOR, Dave
Author and wildlife photographer

TAYLOR, Jim
Real estate salesman and adventurer

TAYLOR, Jocelyn
Late artist and Streetsville resident

TAYLOR, Larry (1948-2011)
Late former Ward 4 Councillor, died 2011
See also Local Archives file, TAYLOR, LARRY

TAYLOR, Lydia
Rock n' roll singer

TAYLOR, Rosemary
Former public school trustee, convicted of election fraud

TEGGART, Bill
Former Chief, Peel Regional Police, retired 1990

TEMPLETON, Bill
Graphic artist and author

TEMPLETON, Charles (1915-2001)
Late journalist, broadcaster and former evangelist

TEMPORALE, Louis (1904-1994)
Late Port Credit resident and famous stone carver

TERDIK, Joseph
Former police officer

THIERS, Jennifer
First recipient of the John Fisher Award, University of Waterloo

THOM, Keith
Musician

THOMPSON, Alex
Former Port Credit Town Clerk

THOMPSON, Elsie
Winner of the 2004 Sam MacCallion Award for volunteering

THOMPSON, Frances
Late Port Credit author of children's books

THOMPSON, Ruth
Late trustee, Peel District School Board

THOMSON, Diana
Retires as Executive Director at Erinoak, Serving Young People with Disabilities

THURSTON, Helene
Artist and heirloom collector

TOGTEMA, Casey
Obituary for Chrysler car dealership owner, died 1989

TOMEH, Marell
Friends of Mississauga native, diagnosed with leukemia, spread the word and organize a stem-cell donor drive to help Marell tomeh and others with the same disease

TOMIUK, Dorothy
Recipient of the 2012 Gordon S. Shipp Memorial Award as Mississauga's 32nd Citizen of the Year

TOMLIN, Caralyn (1953-2009)
Late opera soprano

TOONE, S.W.
Obituary for long-time Mississauga resident, died 1983

TOPHAM, Kristin
1991 Pan Am gold medalist in swimming

TORRES, Rick
Media personality and cultural volunteer

TOTH, Edna
Chair of Peel Poverty Action Group (PPAG), recipient of the Gordon S. Shipp Memorial Award for 2011

TOTH, Mike
Former Sports Editor, Mississauga News

TOVEY, Jim (1949-2018)
Lakeview community activist, Mississauga Citizen of the Year, 2009, as of 2015 Councillor for Ward 1

TOYCEN, Dave
President and CEO of World Vision Canada, Dave Toycen, gets ready to retire

TRAN, Trung
Disabled Vietnamese-born artist

TRDAK, Mary
Obituary for Cooksville businesswoman, died 1982

TROUTEN, Deborah
Former clerk, Region of Peel

TRULL, Margarita
Orchard Heights resident and war veteran, whose memories of World War II have been recorded and digitized by the Historica-Dominion Institute as part of the online archive, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War

TUCKER, Helen (1904-1998)
Late co-founder, Voice of Women and world peace advocate
See also Local Archives file: TUCKER, Helen

TULVING, Ruth
Artist

TURNBULL, Barbara (1965-2015)
Late shooting victim and Toronto Star journalist, died 2015
See also Barbara Turnbull scrapbook at Can R 364.1552 BAR

TURNBULL, Joan
Optometrist

TURNBULL, Lucy
Late senior citizen advocate and Bicentennial Award winner, died 1996

TURNER, J.A. (Archie)
Late former Director of Education, Peel District Board of Education, died 1995

TURNER, Shawn
Former radio announcer, CJCL

TUTTY, Judy
Long-time volunteer with the Mississauga Canoe Club, winner of the Volunteer Achievement Award, part of the 39th Canadian Sport Awards

TYMINSKI, Stan
Polish presidential candidate

TYRIE, Ann
Former professor, Survey Science Department, Erindale College, now UTM


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UDAGANI, Praveen
Mississauga entrepreneur wins investment from Dragons' Den for his company, Flaxy

 

UMEH, Stella
1994 Commonwealth Games gold medalist

UNDERHILL, Barbara
World champion pairs figure skater

UNGER, Jim (1937-2012)
Late cartoonist, creator of "Herman"

URAC, Ursula
Mississauga native, the present Mrs. Toronto Globe 2018, will compete against 10 other Canadian women for the title of Mrs. Canada Globe, in Regina, Sask

URBAN, Brent
Lorne Park Secondary School graduate and defensive lineman a possible draft choice for National Football League

URBANIAK, Tom
Local historian, Professor at University of Cape Breton, and author of Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the development of Mississauga

UTUKURI, Avanindra
Artist

VAN KEIKEBELT, Debbie
Clarkson Secondary School graduate, pentathlete, and sports broadcaster

VAN RHIJN, Peter
Doctor and nature photographer

VAN VOLKENBURGH, Gregg
Environmentalist

VAN ZUTPHEN, Paul
Obituary for retired former Mississauga firefighter who died in 2013 while on vacation in the Caribbean

VEDIA, Vanessa
Mississauga resident is photojournalist and founder of Vedia Media

VELIANOU, Elias
Bicentennial Award winner

VELTRI, Pasquale Marco
Mississauga filmmaker, a graduate of Sheridan College, wins the Chris Statuette, top honour at the Columbus International Film Festival

VERMA, Youngo (1938-2015)
Late sculptor

VOLPE, Nick
Former Superintendent, Peel District Board of Education, football player and consultant, Toronto Argonauts


W

WADDELL, W. Howard
Former forestry specialist and Port Credit resident

WAINMAN, Dianne
Model and cooking enthusiast

WAINMAN, Tracy
Former figure skater, winner Canadian Figure Skating Championships, 1981 and 1986

WALKER, Nancy
Port Credit resident and jazz pianist, Nancy Walker, inducted into the Mississauga Music Walk of Fame

WALL, Leslie
Miss Dance of America, 1994

WALLACE, Douglas
Former General Secretary, Canadian Medical Association

WALSER, Gene
Winner medal for Good Citizenship, 1982

WALTERS, Eric
Mississauga author, winner of the 1997 Ontario Silver Birch Award for his childrens' novel, Stars

WALTERS, Sherwood
Researcher of the "Black Donnelly" family

WANNER, Christina
Former ballet dancer

WARNER, Art
Obituary for long-time Mississauga fireman and Deputy Chief, formerly Chief of the Port Credit Fire Department, died 1999

WARD-COOPER, Sandra
Jamaican author launches her first book, The Start of the Journey, a memoir

WARNER, Stephen
Port Credit first year student at University of Toronto ran for Peel school trustee against long-time Board Chair Jane McDougald

WARREN, J. Rawlie
Retiring national president of Canadian Progress clubs

WATKINS, George
Artist

WATKINS, Jim
Chiropractor and former councillor

WATKINS, Reginald
Obituary for long-time Erindale resident and former owner of Erindale College site, died 1964

WATSON, Robert H.
Former district governor, Rotary International

WATT, Erik
Late former Mississauga News publisher and poet, died in Yellowknife 2003

WATT, Gordon
Executive assistant to former Mayor Martin Dobkin

WEEKS, Verna Mae (1919-2016)
Author and local historian

WELLS, Daryl
Former horse racing announcer, Fort Erie Track

WELSH, Bogomila
Professor of Art History at University of Toronto at Mississauga

WESTERHOF, Johanna
Poet

WHEATLEY, Thelma
Author of book on the Huronia Regional Centre in Orillia, formerly known as the Asylum for Idiots and Feeble-minded

WHITALL, Jean
Crossing guard

WHITE, Francis
Artist

WHITE-BEAVEN, Martin
Artist

WHITEMORE, Wendy
Watercolor artist

WHITTEMORE, Andrew
City of Mississauga employee since 2012 named Commissioner of Planning and Building

WHITEN, Clifton
Teacher and poet

WIBER, Wilf
Obituary for sales representative Port Credit Weekly, Mississauga Times and Mississauga News, died 1993

WILEY, John
Former general manager, Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

WILKINSON, Mary
Erindale resident, member of the Adamson family, and volunteer with numerous organizations, recipient of the Mississauga Heritage Foundation Heritage Award for 2005

WILKINSON, Shelagh
Founder, Sheridan College's Women's Center

WILL, Helen
Artist

WILLIAMS, Fred
Engineer

WILLIS, Roy
City Council candidate, 1985, Ward 5

WILSON, J.Tuzo (1908-1993)
Late Principal, Erindale College and Fellow of the Royal Society

WILTON, Charles
Wheelchair boxer, Charles Wilton, is confined to a walker due to cerebral palsy, but hopes to compete iin wheelchair boxing tournament in England in march 2018

WIRKOWSKI, Norbert "Nobby"
Obituary for former Argos coach and Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame inductee, died 2014

WOLNIEWICZ, Richard
Fifteen year old heart donor, died 1971, whose heart was given to former Mayor Robert Speck

WOLOSHYN, Ted
CFRB Radio personality and broadcaster

WONG, Amy
Pianist

WONG, Joseph
Founder and Team Leader of Smile China and long-time staff surgeon at Credit Valley Hospital

WOOD, Arthur (1917-2005)
Mississauga resident, recipient of the Order of Canada, co-founder of the Canadian Standards Association and the Mississauga Traffic Control Council, who helped to develop the first mouth guard for hockey players, died 2005

WOOD, John
Olympic silver medalist, canoeing

WOOD, W.J.
Former Principal, Gordon Graydon Secondary School and Peel school superintendent

WOOLFE, C.G.
Medical missionary

WOOLFORD, Viv
Mortgage rate lobbyist

WOOLLEY, Adrian
Peel constable is recipient of 2017 Police Merit Award for his work as community liaison officer

WREFORD, Lorna
Disabled artist, died 2014

WRIGHT, Elmer (1898-1992)
Late former Chairman, Toronto Township Hydro Electric Commission

WRIGHT, Geoff
First hired by the City of Mississauga in 2007 Geoff Wright is now the Commissioner of Transportation and Works

WRIGHT, Jack
Former owner, the Highway Coffee Bar, Clarkson

WTTEWAALL, Nancy
Ballet dancer


X,Y,Z

YIN, Anna
Mississauga resident, originally from China, chosen as first Poet Laureate for the City

YLAGAN, Nikki
Father Michael Goetz Secondary School student commits to play basketball for the George Brown College Huskies in 2106-17 season

ZHANG, Wei
Mississauga postdoctoral fellow at U of T's Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research receives Mitacs Award for Outstanding Innovation

ZITA KAPELERIS, Carmela
Mississauga realtor wins 2019 Ronald E. Sanderson Community Service Award

ZOERB, Merle
Paul Harris Fellowship 1985 winner and humanitarian