Ralph Ellis was not only one of Canada's most successful producers of television drama and entertaining nature documentaries, but also a pioneer in independent television production in this country.
Father, great-grandfather, architect, musician. Born on Sept. 15, 1918, in Macoun, Sask.; died on Dec. 11, 2015, in Surrey, B.C., of natural causes, aged 97.My Uncle Alton once said that he was born with a kazoo in his mouth. When telling me about his life he would say, ''Don't forget to mention that I was always in a band.''
Father Daniel Berrigan - poet, activist, priest - was best known as leader of the Catonsville Nine, a group of Catholic activists who burned 378 Vietnam War draft files outside a Maryland draft board headquarters in 1968. As the files smouldered, Dan prayed for peace. The event jolted the consciences of Catholics (and others) around the world. Dan was jailed for his activism and participated in civil disobedience for peace throughout his life.