Past members

Last name First name Elected Biographical notes
Alison Dr. Robert (Bob)
19-Feb-74
Did research on Long-tailed Duck, worked for MNR before going into consulting. Read more
Allin Dr. Albert E.
26-Mar-23
MD, perhaps pathologist. Very active naturalist, interested especially in birds. Read more.
Ames James H.
7-Oct-24
1835-1935. A tailor by trade, but avid student of natural history. Many bird specimens in the museum. Eventually became interested in plants, and cultivated ferns. Expert photographer, and took up painting late in life
Ankenman Grant
17-Apr-79
Herp man, works at zoo
Auger Elliott M.
17-Apr-74
Brother of Wilf. One of them had property near Mt. St. Louis, where club had a field day once. Amateur archeologist.
Auger Wilf J.
18-Apr-67
See above
Baillie James L.
21-Nov-21
ROM Curator of Birds. Famed for educational outreach and encouragement of birders. See Anglin, Lise. 1992. Birder Extraordinaire: the life and legacy of James L. Baillie (1904-1970). Toronto Ornithological Club and Long Point Bird Observatory. Meticulous record-keeping, reliable records. Over 2000 weekly columns (“In Birdland”) in Evening Telegram. Early writer on some of Canadian ornithological history.
Baldwin Don(ald) Henry
19-Sep-61
Collected birds for ROM after coming to Canada after WWII. Taught at Upper Canada College. Active in early years of Long Point Bird Observatory.
Baldwin Maureen
19-Sep-61
One of founding members of Long Point Bird Observatory. Active bird bander in early days.
Barlow Dr. Jon C.
18-Apr-67
Curator of Ornithology at ROM for 35 years, until 2001. Led U of T’s Museum Studies Program, inspiring numerous students to pursue careers in natural sciences and museum administration. His unique combination of talents – researcher, collector, curator, educator, mentor, editor, administrator and larger-than-life personality – transformed the ornithology program into a flagship department at the ROM. His research focused on avian vocalization, specializing in the study of vireos. Over the course of his career, Barlow personally contributed more than 6,000 specimens to the provincial bird collection, building it into one of the largest in the world.
Barnett Dr. H.J.M. (Henry)
24-Mar-59
Leading stroke researcher at UWO medical faculty. General natural history interests. Active in organizations such as Audubon (served as President) and Nature Conservancy. Read more.
Bayliss Ed(ward)
17-Apr-23
Beamer L.H.
20-May-24
Contributed records to various publications on birds of Ontario
Beaupre Edwin
26-Mar-23
Edwin Beaupre (1873-1930) was an amateur ornithologist and collector of birds and their eggs and nests. Born in Portsmouth Ont., near Kingston, on August 10, 1873; lived most of his life in the area. Also a bird photographer and bander. Associate of the American Ornithologists’ Union, and contributed articles to various journals, including the Canadian Field Naturalist. His diaries, publications, and egg collections cover a 30-year time period, and were, at the time, the longest consecutive account of birds in the Kingston area. (click here for information on archival materials held by ROM, and here for biographical sketch.)
Bell Garnet S.
23-Sep-30
Amateur mycologist, regarded as the expert on mushrooms. Author of ‘Larger Fungi of the Toronto Region’
Bennett Ralph E.
27-Feb-34
Bensley Dr. Benjamin A.
18-Dec-23
Head of U of T Museum of Zoology. 1914-1934. Anatomist, and author of the Bible of every second year zoology student in Canada, “Bensley’s Practical Anatomy of the Rabbit”. Founded field station at Go Home Bay (short-lived), for studies of Georgean Bay. Read more
Bertin Leonard
21-Sep-65
Father of Oliver Bertin. Science writer and journalist. Spokesman for atomic energy. Author of ‘Atom Harvest’ (1955), ‘Boy’s book of modern scientific wonders and inventions (1959), and Target 2067 Canada’s Second Century (1968).
Bigelow N.K.
21-Nov-21
Dept. Biology, UofT. Published on aquatic microorganisms. Connected to Harkness Lab.
Bitton Eric
10-Dec-29
Black Redmond Delamere
5-Feb-29
Bodsworth Fred
3-Mar-53
Renowned naturalist and author. Read more
Boggs O. Desmond
1-Dec-42
Businesman; South American operations of International Petroleum. Would bring back specimens for Jim Baiillie, and built extensive South American collection at ROM. One of the 3 discoverers of the Leduc reef (Alberta’s first oil field)
Boissoneau Art
20-Oct-81
Long-time member of club. Worked for Ministry of Natural Resources; expert in aerial photography and landscape interpretation
Boswell Mary
17-Nov-98
Secretary to James Fisher in England, then medical secretary & administrator at UWO and Queen’s in Ontario. Interested in birding, bird banding, photography & nature travel
Bowness Dr. E.Rendle
18-Apr-67
(Possibly the vet who worked on fur-ranched mammals mentioned here?)
Brodie J.A. (Steve)
10-Dec-29
Nephew of The Brodie. Forester with Lands and Forests, involved in planning. Gave a talk to Brodie Club about post-war conservation.
Brown Hubert H.
8-Apr-24
Hubert Hartfield Brown (1870-1951) was an active member of the Ornithological Subsection of the Biological Section of the Canadian Institute who conducted field observations in the Toronto area. His bird specimens and journals were among the early acquisitions of the Royal Ontario Museum. In addition to his ornithological observations, Brown collected numerous plant specimens from southern Ontario, depositing them with ROM. Looked to in club as expert amateur botanist. See ROM archives for materials.
Campbell Dr. James A(rchie)
23-Sep-30
Director of Riverdale Zoo, Toronto. Big man with sense of humour that made him a lot of fun.
Carrick William
18-Mar-47
Cinematographer, known for pioneering wildlife photography, including training of waterfowl to fly with vehicles so they could be filmed in flight. (Click here for filmography. and here for Brodie Club memoria).
Cartwright Bertram W. (Bert)
5-Dec-39
Founding member and President of the Natural History Society of Manitoba. Chief Naturalist for Ducks Unlimited Canada; one of pioneers in aerial surveys of waterfowl. Died in 1967.
Catling Dr. Paul M.
19-Oct-71
Botanist with Department of Agriculture in Ottawa. Joined Brodie as UofT student. Read more
Christianson William D.
10-Dec-29
Clarke Dr. C.H. Doug
16-Apr-29
Ph.D. research on Ruffed Grouse. First head of Wildlife Division in Ontario Department of Lands and Forests, responsible for hiring numerous scientists. Helped start Algonquin’s Wildlife Research Station where, with help from ROM and students, began to establish long-term studies. Great talker and writer.
Clemens Dr. W.A.
24-Nov-25
Director of UBC’s Pacific Biological Station (starting 1924). In 1940, became chair of Dept. Zoology. Highly respected fisheries biologist. Very quiet man. Read obit here
Cook Frank S.
20-Dec-49
Botanist, UofT graduate. Did some work at OMNR, and became a professor at UWO. Read more
Cooper Janet
17-Oct-95
Lives in the UK. Became connected to club when she worked for Howard Savage on faunal x-rays. Graduated from UofT in 1987 after career in business world. Interest is zooarcheology of Ontario and Great Lakes sites. Active with Toronto Bird Observatory.
Corfe Charles Edward
27-Feb-34
Entomologist at the ROM
Corin Fred
26-Mar-23
Coventry Prof. Alan F.
10-Dec-29
U of T Department of Zoology, embryology. Did much outreach and was ab early conservationist, concerned about landscape change sure to come after WWII. One of founders of Federation of Ontario Naturalists; taught at field camp. Great naturalist (plants, mammals — on which he would report annually to Brodie Club).
Cox Prof. Philip Cox
24-Nov-25
Craigie Dr. E. Horne Anatomist at UofT before Tom Parsons. Specialized in brain anatomy.
Cringan Alexander T.
20-Dec-49
Wildlife biology professor at University of Colorado. Joined Brodie Club when a forestry grad student at UofT, working on caribou on Slate Islands. Read more
Cross Ewart C. (“Curly”)
5-Oct-26
Worked for ROM as a mammalogist
Crossman Dr. Edwin John
19-Sep-61
Fisheries biologist for ROM, who worked on the pike family. Co-author with Bev Scott of “Freshwater Fishes of Canada.” About 7 feet tall, and a great talker.
Dailey Robert C.
23-Feb-59
Toronto ethnologist, who wrote works on native Americans.
Davis R.A. (Rolph) Did Ph.D. on Red-throated Loons, spent career at LGL environmental consulting Read more
Deacon Edward J.
8-May-28
Member of Toronto Ornithological Club. Died in 1946.
Dear (Lt.) Col. Lionel S.
29-Mar-27
Devitt Otto E. (“Ott”)
17-Nov-36
Pharmacist and good general naturalist. Keen ornithologist and birder. Co-author of “The Birds of Simcoe County.” Bruce Falls called him “a very nice man.”
DeVos Anton (Tony)
24-Mar-59
Wildlife biologist, professor at University of Guelph. Then worked for WHO, possibly in Indonesia.
Dick J. A. (Jim)
18-Apr-67
Technician at ROM, in ornithology.
Dixon Captain Charles C.
23-Sep-30
Downing Stuart C.
17-Nov-36
Mammologist at the ROM. Prepared specimens. Had one leg, and used a crutch. A serious person, concerned with the quality and decorum of the Brodie Club.
du Vernet Ernest A. (Ernie))
20-Apr-99
Interested in ethnology and native peoples. Not involved in Brodie Club for long.
du Vernet Sylvia
20-Apr-99
Interested in ethnology and native peoples. Not involved in Brodie Club for long. Sylvia wrote several books on North American Indians. Ernie was official photographer for a dig in Egypt. Both bird-watchers.
Dymond John R.
21-Nov-21
One of the conservation leaders of his day, and (with Ian McTaggart-Cowan), one of the biggest names in Canadian biology.. Expertise was in fisheries. Head of Royal Ontario Museum of Zoology (at that point, this was separate from the museum of ethnology), then Chair of Dept. Zoology at University of Toronto. Probably the key to founding of the Federation of Ontario Naturalists, of which he was President several times. Good government connections. Started naturalist and research programs at Algonquin Park. A “doer” who got things done. Read obituary
Edmonds John R.
28-Apr-25
Edmund Gordon Curator of vertebrate paleontology at ROM – Pleistocene mammals
Edwards R. Yorke
18-Mar-47
Director of British Columbia Provincial Museum, and a pioneer of nature interpretation in parks. Served on executive boards of many conservation and natural history; won many awards. Fellow of both the Royal Geographical Society of Canada and the Canadian Museums Association. Over 320 publications. (See Brodie minutes for meeting 1049.)
Emery F. Hardie (“Bill”)
31-Jan-28
Businessman. One of the founders both of Brodie Club and the Toronto Ornithological Club. Active naturalist, specializing on birds; expert on shorebirds. Took an active interest in younger members.
Fallis Dr. A. Murray
27-Feb-34
Distinguished wildlife parasitologist, specializing on avian blood parasites.Worked at School of Hygiene at U of T, and did field research in Algonquin Park. Head of Ontario Research Foundation. “A great guy,” according to Bruce Falls.
Farmer Colin S.
15-Feb-27
High school teacher in Toronto. Keen on field trips and providing natural history experiences for students.
Fisher Roy
3-Apr-23
Fleming James H.
18-Dec-23
Distinguished member of TOC; President of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Businessman interested in birds. His personal collection of about 30,000 specimens was given to the ROM. Read more
Fowle Dr. C. David
4-May-48
Started in research for Ontario Lands and Forests, and eventually ran the wildlife section of the research division. Took over Algonquin Research Station after Doug Clarke’s tenure. Moved to York University when that was started, and became Chair of the Department of Biology and a Principal of College. See Brodie obit in minutes for meeting 942.
Fowle Ann
19-Mar-02
A physiologist who became a High School teacher, as she couldn’t get a research job. Very adventurous. See biography in minutes for meeting 964.
Freedman Bill
19-Apr-77
Botanist and head of Biology Department at Dalhousie University. Joined Brodie as UofT grad student. Active in Nature Conservancy and wrote its history. Read more here and here.
Fry F.E.J. (Fred) Fisheries biologist at U of T (leader of group). Brilliant and iconic ecologist and physiologist who recognized the importance of environmental factors. Started a lot of research at MNR’s Maple Research station, and a lab on Manitoulin Island. Director of Harkness Lab at Algonquin. The Canadian Society of Zoologists awards a Fry medal. Read more
Gatti Arrio
16-Oct-62
Wildlife technician at OMNR’s Maple research Lab. [This needs checking.]
Geraghty Paul
18-Apr-67
Staff artist for ROM Palaeontology Galleries, and the Earth Sciences Gallery at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. He has also done projects for the Ontario Science Centre and the Canadian Museum of Nature.
Ghent Percy P.
20-Dec-49
Medical Radiologist, who also x-rayed animals. Suffered from radiation disease.
Gunn Dr. Wm.W.H.
5-Dec-39
First paid director of the FON, after retiring from the liquor business. Then did a Ph.D. in biology. Keen birder. Especially interested in effects of weather on bird migration (using radar to study), worked on bird strikes on aircraft, and was a pioneer in recording bird song. Worked with CBC. One of founders of LGL (environmental consulting). Ontario Nature gives a W.W.H. Gunn Conservation Award.
Gunn Dr. Donald R.
16-Mar-82
Psychiatristat an Onatario hospital. Keen birder and photographer who wanted to photograph all of Ontario’s orchids.
Hadwen Dr. I. Seymour
27-Feb-34
Naturalist and veterinary entomologist; worked at Ontario Research Foundation. Read more
Harland C.
3-Apr-23
Hanes Charles S.
7-Oct-24
Hansell Prof. Dr. Roger I.C.
28-Jan-58
Professor of Zoology at UofT, with interests in biological control and environmental studies. “A wordly, big thinker” (as per Bruce Falls). Read more
Hardy Patrick A. (Pat)
18-Apr-67
Head of Canadian Audubon Society
Harkness Prof. Dr. W.J.K.
6-Nov-23
Fisheries professor at U of T. Moved to provincial government. The fisheries lab at Opeongo (Algonquin Park) bears his name (read more). Worked to bridge the gap between biologists and sportsmen.
Harrington Dr. Paul
12-Feb-24
Dentist and egg collector. Friend of Jim Baillie. Wrote first major paper on distribution of Ontario birds. Discovered Kirtland’s Warbler at Petawawa. Not keen on having women in the Brodie Club. Read more
Harrod Stanley
2-Mar-43
(Possibly the artist who died in Newmarket, ON in 1954. Designed bookplates.)
Hart Dr. John L.
6-Nov-23
Fisheries biologist who went to west coast. Head of Nanaimo Field Station. [Possibly schooled at U of T?]
Haugh Holton B.
28-Apr-25
Haultain Charlie
28-Apr-25
Heimburger Dr. Carl
28-Jan-58
Tree geneticist from Germany who worked at Maple Lab (Ontario Lands and Forests). His wife wrote “Shrubs of Ontario.”
Helmsley Alfred (“Al”)
3-Mar-53
Geographer and naturalist. First permanent naturalist at Algonquin Park, and started naturalist program there.
Hepburn Robin L.
25-Mar-58
Deer biologist in the Wildlife Section of OMNR
Heppes John
16-Feb-65
ROM Asst. Curator of Mammals, Superintendent of Terra Nova and Prince Albert National Parks. Read more
Herrington Rev. H.B.
18-Nov-41
Hope Clifford Ernest
8-May-28
Preparator in the bird department at ROM. He and Jim Baillie would accompany L.L. Snyder on expeditions throughout Ontario.
Hurlburt W.E.
16-Apr-29
Physician and ornithologist and aviculturist who lived in Vineland, ON. Read more
Hussell David
16-Oct-62
Ornithologist; one of founders of Long Point Bird Observatory, where he developed most of program areas carried on by Bird Studies Canada. ‘Father of migration monitoring’ for use in monitoring population trends; helped set up Canadian Migration Monitoring Network, and the Raptor Population Index. Read more
Ide Dr. Frederick (“Fred”) Palmer
8-May-28
Professor of entomology at U of T, specializing on aquatic insects, especially mayflies. Taught invertebrate zoology.
James Dr. Ross D.
19-Oct-71
Curator of birds at ROM. Co author of ‘Annotated Checklist of Birds of Ontario’ and of ‘Breeding birds of Ontario: nidology and distribution.’ Did research on vireos. After retiring from ROM, did some consulting, including environmental assessment of wind turbine farms.
Jones Ian L.
17-Sep-85
Seabird biologist at Memorial University, working especially on alcids, with an emphasis on demography, conservation issues, mate choice and sexual selection
Jones Nelson T.
23-Mar-26
Kay Alfred
23-Mar-26
Kuja Sheila
15-Jan-80
First female member. Botanist. Has worked for Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Nature Conservancy of Canada.
Kurata Takatsuma Bailey
21-Nov-21
Worked at ROM on spiders
Ladell Dr. John
1-May-76
Landon Munroe
7-Oct-33
Botanist and naturalist well known in Norfolk County. Started Landon Nurseries. University of Guelph gives a Monroe Landon Memorial Scholorship, and Monroe Landon Woods is an old growth woodlot now owned by the Nature Conservancy. Read more
Learmonth Lawrence
20-Dec-49
Leeson John
11-Apr-44
Veterinarian. (Possibly the person described here? If so, he died in 2009.)
Lennox Dean Charles S.
19-Feb-74
Chemist at U. of T. Well-rounded naturalist. See minutes of meeting 1043.
Leonard Alvin V.
6-Nov-23
LeRay William J. (Bill)
21-Nov-21
Animal care technician who ran the research menagerie in the zoology building at UofT.
Lewis Dr. Harrison F.
24-Nov-25
Ornithologist, and first director of the Canadian Wildlife Service in Ottawa. A prolific write on a wide range of natural history topics. Read more
Lindsay Robert V. (Bob)
7-Oct-24
Keeper at the Toronto Zoo. Secretary of the Brodie Club for many years.
Livingston Dr. John A. (Jack)
25-Jan-58
Keen birder. Director of Audubon Society of Canada (later Nature Canada). Active in FON (serving as president?). Involved heaviy in CBC program “The Nature of Things.” Professor of Environmental Studies at York University. Wrote several conservation books, some controversial. One of founders of LGL (environmental consulting).
Lloyd Hoyes
11-Apr-44
Ornithologist, served as President of the American Ornithologists’ Union. Worked for Canadian government in Ottawa as Superintendent of Wildlife Protection. Read more
Logier Dr. E.B. Shelley
21-Nov-21
Herpetologist at the ROM. Wrote many booklets. Scholarly and well spoken
Long Rev. R. Charles
18-Apr-67
Ornithologist who served as a missionary in Africa.
Lovesay Francis Thomas Hull (Frank)
17-Sep-63
Salesman for Harz (instruments for doctors). Involved with Federation of Ontario Naturalists; early participant in Long Point Bird Observatory.
Lowther Dr. J. K. (Jim)
16-Oct-62
Student of Bruce Falls; discovered morphs of White-crowned Sparrow. Worked at Bishop’s University and Delta Waterfowl.
Lunn W. Herbert
14-May-35
Lunn John
23-Feb-59
Ethnologist who may have worked at ROM before becoming Superintendent of Fort Louisburg in Nova Scotia. Banded birds in Ontario.
MacArthur Dr. John W.
18-Nov-41
Geneticist, Dept. of Zoology at UofT, then founded Dept. Biology at Marlboro College in Vermont. (Father of ecologist Robert MacArthur.)
MacKay H.H. Director, Fish Culture Branch, Ontario Department of Game and Fisheries. Wrote some books of fish of Ontario
Macklin Herbert G.
6-Jan-31
MacLulich Dr. Duncan A.
10-Dec-29
Taught at Wilfried Laurier after an Air Force career. Had wide interests (forestry, birds, parasites), but best known for work on lynx and hare cycles. Invented gadgets. Read more
Mayall Kenneth
4-May-48
British. Degree in forestry. Worked on Mosquito bombers in the war (with wings of wood). Lived with Indians a few years. Pioneer conservation survey of King Township. Worked with Conservation Authorities Branch in wildlife, and did lots of river valley surveys.
McCowan Dan
27-Feb-34
Naturalist at Banff. Used photography in promoting natural heritage. Read more
McDougall Eric Graham
28-Feb-33
Trained as forester and worked in that a short time, then as climatologist for the meteorological Service. Lost leg in Great War, and when ill health prevented full-time work, he became part time librarian at the ROM. Read more
McIlwraith Prof. T.F. (Thomas, but known as “TF”)
5-Oct-26
Professor of anthropology at UofT. Famous for book on Bella Coola indians (read more). Very involved in general natural history. Founder of FON; taught at FON Nature Camp.
McKenzie A.
24-Nov-25
Merriman Robert Owen
6-Jan-31
Wrote “The Bison and the Fur Trade” (Queen’s Quarterly, A Canadian Review, 34: 78-96). Physically handicapped from birth, but had an active life. Attracted birds to garden and published on attracting birds. Banded Chimney Swifts. On staff at Queen’s in Department of Economics. Died at age 39.
Miller Douglas S.
18-Mar-47
Worked at MNR Wildlife station early on; possibly had desk job there(?) Took part in Cliff Hope’s bird surveys.
Milne Lorus J.
8-May-28
Professor of Zoology, Univ. New Hampshire (Click here for memorial for his wife, with whom he authored numerous popular books.) Lorus died in 1987.
Muller Bernard
17-Nov-98
Muma Robert J.
8-Nov-27
Illustrator for Department of Zoology at UofT. Active in natural history, especially of mosses. (See here). Died in 1993.
Munro James Alexander
6-Jan-31
Distinguished corresponding member. Ornithologist who worked in Cariboo parklands (BC). Western Canada’s first chief federal migratory game officer. Read more
Munro Dr. David A.
1-Sep-61
Ornithologist, became Director of Canadian Wildlife Service.
Nash Charles W.
18-Dec-23
Wrote checklists of birds and vertebrates of Ontario, and on birds and agriculture. Contemporary of Brodie. Read more
Nielsen Knud
1-Dec-42
Oughton John G. (Jack)
19-Sep-33
Ontario Agricultural College (later U of Guelph) entomologist. Built a cabin in Milton, ON during the depression, and naturalists without money were allowed to use it.
Outram Allan (Al) A.
1-Dec-42
Very active in club. Amateur, interested in mammals. Worked at the ROM after retirement as a volunteer, including specimen preparation.
Owens Lewis T.
10-May-32
Tree identification expert. Serious person.
Owning Lee
Parsons Dr. Thomas (Tom) Sturges
1-Dec-77
Anatomist at UofT, and a bird watcher. Student of Alfred Rohmer. Worked especially on turtles, but more a teacher than researcher. Retired to Cape May, NJ.
Peterson Dr. Randolph L. (Pete)
18-Mar-47
Head of mammalogy at the ROM. Taxonomist, working especially on bats. Wrote Mammals of Eastern Canada.
Pimlott Dr. Doug H.
18-Apr-67
UofT Forestry & Biology, best known for work on wolves. President of Canadian Nature Federation, among others Read more
Prince Leslie A.
17-Nov-36
ROM, mammalogist with Division of Zoology and Paleontology.
Pritchard Dr. A.L.
24-Nov-25
Fish researcher, published on western Canadian fishes.
Rawson Dr. Don S.
24-Nov-25
UofT student, became chair of Dept. Biology at U Sask. Leading limnologist of his time. Read more here and here ). Active in zoological organizations in SK
Reynolds J. Keith
18-Apr-67
Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Secretary to the Ontario Cabinet.
Reynolds John D.
15-Dec-81
Behavioural ecologist at Simon Fraser University. Joined Brodie as a student. Worked on aquatic ecosystems, especially with salmon. Co-author of a fisheries textbook. Read more
Richards Charles D.
21-Nov-21
Amateur naturalist
Ricker W.E. (Bill)
31-Jan-28
Best known as pioneer in population models for fisheries, but also an entomologist. Read more. Keen member of Brodie Club.
Rippon Edrick Victor
27-Sep-27
First president of Toronto Entomological Society. Donated collection of insects and shells to the ROM
Ritchie Bob (Robert C.)
20-Dec-49
Pathologist with Banting Institute. Birder, and secretary of Brodie Club for quite a while.
Robbins
1-Apr-76
Robins Paul
Rowan Prof. Dr. William
24-Nov-25
Corresponding member Colorful Univ. Alberta zoologist best known for discovery of effects of photoperiod on bird migration and behaviour. Read more here and here.
Rowson Ian
Runnings J.B.C.
18-Mar-47
Amateur naturalist
Rutter Russell James
31-Jan-28
Secretary of Brodie Club for many years. After many years at Ontario Hydro, became Park Naturalist at Algonquin Par. Started a long-term banding study of Gray Jays.
Satterly John R. (Jack)
5-Dec-39
A geologist, who explored in northern Ontario for the provincial Dept. of Mines. Surveyed huge areas, with lots of walking. Kept notes on birds and would report to Brodie Club. Had a connection to the Royal Ontario Museum (possibly as a volunteer). Has a mineral named after him (satterlyite)
Saunders Dr. William Edwin
29-Jan-24
Ran a pharmaceutical business. Well-rounded naturalist, enthusiastic& well-loved mentor. Published over 250 papers; wrote 700 newspaper columns. (See Rutter, R. J. [Editor], 1949. W. E. Saunders, Naturalist. Federation of Ontario Naturalists.) Read more
Saunders Richard M. (Dick)
20-Dec-49
No relation to W.E. History professor at UofT with an interest in french Canada. Very keen birder; active in Toronto Ornithological Club. Wrote “Flashing Wings,” a book of essays including summary of Toronto migration records. Published wildflower photos, and something on search for the Ivory-billed Woodpecker.
Saunders Henry
Savage Dr. Howard (M.D.)
17-Sep-63
Pediatrician who worked with x-rays. Left to run faunal osteology lab at Dept. of Anthropology at UofT. Brodie Club met in his lab for several years. Good at bone identification.
Scott Dr. W. Bev
18-Mar-47
Curator of ichthyology at the Royal Ontario Museum from 1950 to about 1974, and coauthored the landmark “Freshwater Fishes of Canada” with Dr. E.J. Crossman. Died 2014. see http://server.davedinsmore.com/~huntsman/admin/uploaded_docs/wbscott.pdf, and 2006 article in Copea.
Scollard Dr. Norman David
19-Sep-61
Well-known veterinarian in Ontario
Sheppard Roy W.
18-Nov-41
Shortt Terrence Michael (Terry)
6-Jan-31
Artist and display manager for Dept Ornithology at Royal Ontario Museum. Had office next to Jim Baillie. Wrote a book on some of the many expeditions he took around the world (Not as the Crow Flies). Read more
Smith Dr. Foster
5-Feb-29
Snyder Lester Lynne
21-Nov-21
Curator of birds at the ROM, and a founder of the Brodie Club. “A very nice man” (Bruce Falls). Read more
Soper Dr. James H. (Jim)
20-Dec-49
Botany professor at UofT. Moved to Ottawa to become Dominion Botanist. Wrote book on shrubs of Ontario.
Southam H. Herb(ert)
17-Nov-36
Keeper at Toronto Zoo, and a very keen birder. Bird-bander, as well. Would sometimes bring live birds to Brodie meetings.
Sparling John
19-Sep-06
UofT botany professor and an expert on bogs. Went into consulting, then formed his own company. Became a bird watcher. Died young.
Standfield Dr. Rodger O. (Rod)
28-Jan-58
Published on wolves and coyotes. Director of Wildlife Station at Algonquin Park.
Starr Dr. Fred A.E.
24-Nov-25
Had an interest in Ontario birds.
Sternberg Levi
21-Nov-21
Head paleontology technician at ROM. Famed fossil collector (dinosaurs). Read more
Stovell Horace P.
27-Sep-27
Sullivan Jack
21-Nov-21
Swaine Hampton Probably the Hampton Swaine who married in Toronto (1927) and died in 1954. Read more
Swinton Dr. William E. (Bill)
16-Oct-62
Came from British Museum to run the ROM, but didn’t stay long. Paleontologist who worked on dinosaurs. Prolific author of “dino-books.”
Szijj Laszlo (Les)
23-Feb-59
Hungarian refugee who studied meadowlarks as grad student at UofT. Career spent at Biological Sciences Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Tasker Mary
1-Apr-99
Artist, teacher and Occupational Therapist. Member of Heliconion Club (professional women in the arts). Joined with husband Ron Tasker in natural history interests.
Taverner Percy Algernon
7-Oct-33
Canada’s first professional ornithologist, with what eventually became the National Museum of Natural Sciences, in Ottawa. (See Cranmer-Byng, J. L. 1996. A life with birds: Percy A. Taverner, Canadian Ornithologist, 1875-1947. Canadian Field-Naturalist 110: 1-243 — available for download here). Also see here
Taylor Dr. Thomas M.C.
1-Dec-31
Botanist at UofT; moved to UBC as a professor. Very good teacher. Read more
Temple Grenville H. (Ike)
17-Sep-63
Admistrator in Dept. Zoology at UofT
Thompson Stuart L.
21-Nov-21
Early Toronto naturalist (nephew of Ernest Thompson Seton). A salesman with Brigton’s [?], commercial artists. Very keen general naturalist, and very active in outreach (radio talks, hike leader). Had a museum in his basement. Wrote some guides to birds for youth.
Thomson Vic(tor)
21-Nov-21
Thomson Prof. Robert Boyd
23-Mar-26
Head of Botany Department, UofT
Thorn Erik
3-Mar-53
Member of Intermediate Naturalists at ROM, prepared exhibits at ROM and British Museum, with most of career at at Royal Victoria Museum (BC). Active artist in retirement.
Tilt Russ
3-Mar-53
Horticulturalist with Lands and Forests Maple Research station. Very active in FON (was President), and in Richmond Hill field Naturalists. A park in Richmond Hill is named after him.
Toner George Clive
10-May-32
Fisheries biologist who did graduate work at UofT. Had some disabilities. Co-authored checklist of Amphibians and Reptiles of Canada and Alaska (with E.B.S. Logier). Member of American Ornithologists’ Union
Tovell Dr. Walter M.
1-Apr-64
Head of Royal Ontario Museum. Pleistocene geologist. Active in Federation of Ontario Naturalists and helped found the Nature Conservancy. Authored a guide to geology of the Niagara Escarpment, and was active in conservation. Read more
Townson John
2-Nov-26
Bander and birdwatcher. Friend of Jim Baillie. Read more
Trowern Robert W.
20-Dec-49
Urquhart Dr. Fred A.
17-Nov-36
Entomologist at the ROM and UofT. Famed for tagging monarch butterflies and discovering their Mexican wintering area. Read more
Ussher Richard D. (Dick)
1-Feb-38
Worked for Lands and Forests before becoming first park naturalist at Rondeau. Developed natural history education program there and at Pinery Park. Read more
Van Steenburgh Dr. W.E. (Brig Gen)
23-Mar-26
Varley J.A.
28-Apr-25
Walker Dr. Edmund M.
18-Dec-23
Chair of Zoology UofT, ‘retired’ to ROM. Expert on odonates. Published a lot (including classic 8 volume ‘Odonata of Canada and Alaska’). Read more
Waller Sam
14-May-35
Watson Wade R.
16-Dec-24
Botanist at UofT.
Whelan Reginald V. (Pat)
14-May-35
Active in FON, and started newsletter for young naturalists. Artist. Active in Toronto Field Naturalists, and Go Home Bay field station. Possibly worked for Lands and Forests?
White Harley C.
18-Jan-38
Wilcox Michael J.
21-Apr-64
Friend of Broston Foster (BC)
Williamson Vic(tor) H.H.
20-Dec-49
Worked for Lands and Forests at Maple Research Station. Learned to identify hair from scale patterns. Published work on growing tree seedlings
Wood A.A.
28-Apr-25
Young Don
23-Feb-59
High School inspector (possibly a principal?). Main interest was birds, but also plants (and had a twig collection). Regular attendee at meetings
Young Wallace P.
18-May-26
He is said to have entertained women at a cabin in Kettleby that the owners had made available for use of people interested in natural history.