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Sacco, Nick John   1947-2017

                                b.April 27, 1947
                                d.October 26, 2017
                                b.p. Niagara Falls Ontario
                                r. Niagara-On-The-Lake
                                Status:Married, Barbara
                               Worked Houdini Magic Hall Of Fame, Niagara Falls Ont.
                               Studied card magic under Eddie Fechter
                              Member I.B.M. Ring 17/Toronto, I.B.M. Ring 49/Hamilton
                              Past President I.B.M. Ring 49/Hamilton 2002/2003
                              Past Treasurer, IBM Ring 49
                              Past Direct Canadian Association Of Magicians
                             Nick was that rare individual who knew the true meaning of friendship, family, loyalty and commitment. No one who met him would ever forget the experience. Born on April 27, 1947, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Nick straddled many worlds -the food, beverage and hospitality industries, the worlds of conjuring and cardsharps, family and philanthropy, and, quite devoutly, Catholicism-all seamlessly. Intent on a business career, Nick attended both Niagara and York Universities. But he often said that he never forgot so many of the lessons he learned growing up in “The Falls”. Nick was recognized as a super salesman and manager in the food and beverage business, rising to become a National Sales Manager at Minute Maid (Coca Cola Ltd.) He treasured time with family and friends and was passionate about his magic (where he was respected internationally as an organizer, consultant and arm-chair performer). Wherever he went - from one end of the country to the other in restaurants he managed, in offices he worked and in the countless locations where he made sales calls - he made friends and left an indelible impression. To paraphrase Mark Twain, Nick never let his schooling get in the way of his education. Nick was the consummate people person. Whether he knew someone for five minutes or fifty years, he went to great lengths to help them achieve their personal and professional goals. Mentoring was a large part of his life, particularly for young people, and he did that unselfishly, brokering deals and relationships for individuals and organizations and otherwise assisting however he could on one condition: that he not be recognized publicly for any of his efforts. He was an authority on Sherlock Holmes and the history of comedy. And he and Barbara loved to travel, Mexico and Italy being two of their favourite destinations. He and Barbara had just returned from an unforgettable trip to France and Portugal and Spain. Nick was interested in good food, great wine, old movies and mesmerising magic. Most of all, he was devoted to Barbara, whose beauty, courage and inner strength were his constant source of inspiration. . He is survived by his loving wife Barbara and his brother Michael (Diana), several nieces and nephews and countless friends. He is predeceased by his father Peter (Ted), mother Angeline, brother Louis and sister Frances.
                              Awards: 
                              2000/2001 John E. Shipton Memorial Award Of Achievment
                              2001/2002 John E. Shipton Memorial Award Of Achievment
                              2012: The Sid Lorraine Achievement Award for contribution                                                    to excellence in magic in Canada from the Canadian Association of                                        Magicians.

Sankey, Jay     19--

Scott, Maxwell (Max) Charles   1929 - 2011

  a.k.a. "Great Scott"
                                 b. January 8, 1929
                                  d. August 23, 2011
                                 r. Tillsonburg, Ontario
                                 Maxwell Charles Scott 
  Passed away in Tillsonburg on Tuesday, August 23, 2011. 
  Beloved husband of Edna (nee Montague) for 50 years. 
  Father of Brad Scott (Cathy) and Linda White (Kevin). 
  Grandfather of Brian and Brooke Scott of Dallas TX. Survived by
  sisters Helen Belore of Tillsonburg and Elizabeth Gillott of Dawson
                  City, B.C. Predeceased by sister Marjorie Lounsbury (2007). 

  Farmer, proprietor of Tillsonburg Organ Centre, musician and
  magician for many years.
  Max was a founding member of the London Magician's Guild I.B.M.
  Ring 265, and a member of the Doug Henning Magic Wand Club,
  Ring 49 and the Caesar Hat & Wand Magic Circle Ring 235.
  If desired, memorial donations can be made to St. Andrew's 
          Presbyterian Church, Tillsonburg for the Music Fund or to a magic
  club of your choice. 

  a.k.a. "Great Scott"
                                 Member: I.B.M., C.A.M., S.A.M., I.B.M. Ring 49/12 & 265
                                 Past President I.B.M. Ring 49/1960
                                 Stage, Children's Parties and close-up presentations were 
                                 all part of Max's magic.

Scott, Steven    (see Rawlings, Scott)

Scudds, Alfred Walter1929 - 1999
   (d.April 15, 1999)
   r. Peterborough, Ontario
   Wife: Val
   Children:Five/Fifteen Grandchildren
   I.B.M. #10850, Member Order of Merlin, 
   Member - Ring 17/Toronto, since 1949
   Cousin gave Walter magic set for Christmas age 8
   After WWII Walter performed Children's shows
   Worked for Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
   Eventually moved to Hastings Ontario - 
   Worked for General Foods.  Became active in local
   politics.
   Founding and active member - 
   Ring 302/Peterborough, Ontario

Segal, Mike1964
b. March 21, 1964
Birthplace:Montreal
r. Toronto
AKA, (Magic Mike)
Schooling:  B.F.A. Honours Graduate York University
Member:Magic Circle, I.B.M., S.A.M., 
The Toronto Theatre Alliance, ACTRA, Magic Collectors-
Association,Past member Society Of Canadian Magicians
Director of The Sorcerers Safari
Awards:Sid Lorraine Lifetime Achievement award 2005
Full time professional magician, Mike had a TV series on YTV
which ran for 5 years and he apprenticed under Doug Henning 
while he was here filming 'The Magic Show' for CBC

Sedore, Brett1964
   b.June 28, 1964
   Birthplace:Toronto, Ontario
   r. Barrie, Ontario
   Performs throughout Ontario, and West to Whistler B.C.
   Brett performs stage, parlour and close-up as well as 
   children's parties.  Brett also builds and invents his own props 
   and illusions.
   (submitted Feb/23/2005 with thanks.)

Seguin, Steve1970
b. Feb. 2, 1970
b.p. San Jose, California, US
r. London, Ontario
Former President of IBM Ring #265 (London, Ontario)
London-based corporate magician, Steve Seguin is a gifted performer
and speaker. 
His elegant magic blended with his off-beat sense of humor and
intelligent presentations create a unique blend of entertainment that
brings fun and excitement to any event. His ability to “wow” any crowd
has taken him from Halifax to Vancouver, and from London to the
French West Indies. Steve’s clients have come to rely on him to provide
the first-class entertainment corporations expect.

Sherry, Richard Scott 19--
b:August 26
bp: Toronto, Ontario, Canada 
r: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Richard Sherry builds outstanding magic and escape
equipment.  Richard Sherry has become the best and largest
escape equipment manufacturer in the world and has created
many original escapes.  Some of his original creations include
Phobia, Cubed, Cubed², Cubed with Cage, Fatality, Premature
Burial, Nemesis, Anxiety, Water Torture Tank, Water Torture
Tank and Cage and various versions of the Stainless Steel
Straight Jacket.  Richard has also built vastly improved
versions of older illusions such as the Guillotine, Hand
Chopper and his own creation the Double Substitution Trunk.
Richard has been performing children and stage magic for
over 35 years.  He and Dayle Krall currently produce a large
magic and escapes stage show which tours Canada.

Shipton, John E.---- - ----
 Charter member IBM Ring 49, Hamilton

Sim, Douglas19--
  Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto

Slaight, Allan1931 - 
  b.July 19, 1931
  Birthplace: Galt, Ontario
  John Giordmaine first magic influance
  Performed in teens in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan
  Travelled across country by station wagon performing - 
  magic/mind reading shows
  Wrote many columns for magic magazines
  Became interested in radio broadcasting, eventually owning
  Standard Broadcasting Company
  Philanthropist, recognized benefactor of many charities,
  Member of the Order Of Canada 
  Juno Lifetime Achievement Award recipient
  Author of "The James File", three volume set

Smith, Harry1905 - 1977
b. 1905
d. November 19, 1977
Birthplace: Streetsville, Ontario
Harry Smith was the owner/operator of the Arcade Magic 
and Novelty Company in the Arcade Building in downtown 
Toronto at Queen and Yonge Street, for years the Mecca of 
magicians in the Southern Ontario region.  It was originally called the
Yonge Street - Arcade's Japanese Magic and Novelty Store, but the
name was changed during the war.  Harry mentored 
many young magicians and the shop was one of those 
classic magic gathering places where magicians performing 
in the area would stop by and visit.  The walls just below 
the ceiling were lined with the framed 8X10 glossy signed
photos of all the greats of the day.
Harry was also a magic maker and many of his hand made 
items are in the collections of Toronto and area magicians.
(more to come)

Smith, Brent19--
r. Calgary
Brent has been in magic for over 37 years
Comedy Magician/Illusionist
Repeatedly winning the Calgary International Brotherhood of
Magicians, Ring 66, Close up competition. 
Brent starting at the age of five, using an incomplete, wrinkled deck of
cards and his parent's coffee table. That small beginning has grown
into a full evening show with stage illusions, live animals, lights, music
with lots of audience participation and interaction.  The Grand Illusions
of Brent Smith is a customized magic show for each and every client,
based on their needs, wants and budget.
Brent has produced, and performed in, full touring shows, helping to
raise money for charities across Western Canada. From seeing his
assistant get compacted into a small package, to seeing Santa Claus
appear before everyone eyes, Brent does it all laughter into any social
gathering. With his endearing wit and magical talents he knows the
secret of making people laugh, and has developed his own unique
brand of comedy magic.
In an effort to pass his art onto the next generation, Brent has opened
The Vanishing Rabbit Magic Shop in Calgary, as well as starting his
own school of magic, to teach interested children about this exciting
art. He knows it helps with children's self esteem, self-confidence,
memory, speech and coordination.


Smith, Sophie    19-- - 1987
d. November 1987
Maiden name: Sophia Anna Scheid
Mrs. Smith as she was known to most, was the other half of the
Smith family run business of the Arcade Magic and Novelty 
Company in the Arcade Building in downtown 
Toronto at Queen and Yonge Street.
After Harry’s death in 1997, Sophie ran the store 
until she retired.
She was an expert demonstrator, and many remember her
showing the little red cups and green fuzzy balls or the
"Disappearing Leprechaun"
(more to come)


Soroka, Ari 
 B. April 8th 1961
 Name at birth Arieh Hanoch Soroka 
 Professional Name: Artemus Syman - 
 Birth place: Toronto - 
 Outstanding contributions to the art: Creator of The Red Carpet and several 
 other mentalism effects. - Interesting facts about the artist or era: Pyschic
 Entertainer(Mentalist). Jeff Mcbride and Greg Hobson both use 
 The Red Carpet. - Magic Clubs or Associations: IBM, CAM - Awards


Steele, Howard19--
b.
r. St. Catherines, Ontario
Member: I.B.M., I.B.M. Ring 12 Buffalo
Clothing Store Owner
Performs mostly children's magic

Steep, Daniel 19--


Stover, Melville E.1912 - 1999
   (d.March 27, 1999)
   I.B.M.#8518, Charter member I.B.M. Ring - 
   40/Winnipeg Manitoba
   Internationally recognized as a puzzle and 
   magical genius.
   Familiar to many magic convention goers - 
   as the "Binocular Man", needing a front row- 
   seat and binoculars due to extreemly -
   limited vision.

Sutherland, David1974
b.1974
Started Performing Magic at age 5 
Past member I.B.M. 1988 - 2000

Sutherland, Kenneth Nicoll 1924 - 1997
d. August 10, 1997
r.Edmonton, Alberta
Children: Ken (Ruth), 
Laurie (Richards) Demers.
Member I.B.M. and Ring 28, I.B.M., #8937
A veteran of the Royal Canadian Navy during-
WWII, Kenneth spent most of his working -
years as owner of a small electronics business,
As an accomplished amateur magician, he-
entertained children of all ages.  
He spent many happy hours playing snooker -
with his buddies at the Edmonton Senior Lions-
Club Center. He was also an active bowler-
in the seniors league.
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