Sacco, Nick John 1947-2017
b.April 27, 1947
d.October 26, 2017
b.p. Niagara Falls Ontario
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”. As a young man Nick spent many hours at The Forks Hotel or Eddie Fechter’s, being mentored by Eddie and ‘some of those magic fellows who used to show up there’. Nick was recognised 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.
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
b. January 8, 1929
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 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
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 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 Founding and active member - Ring 302/Peterborough, Ontario Segal, Mike1964 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 Birthplace:Toronto, 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 (submitted Feb/23/2005 with thanks.) Seguin, Steve1970 b.p. San Jose, California, US Former President of IBM Ring #265 (London, Ontario) London-based corporate magician, Steve Seguin is a gifted performer 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-- 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 - Birthplace: Galt, Ontario John Giordmaine first magic influance Performed in teens in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan Travelled across country by station wagon performing - 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 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. Smith, Brent19-- 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 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 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 She was an expert demonstrator, and many remember her showing the little red cups and green fuzzy balls or the "Disappearing Leprechaun"
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-- r. St. Catherines, Ontario Member: I.B.M., I.B.M. Ring 12 Buffalo Performs mostly children's magic Steep, Daniel 19-- Stover, Melville E.1912 - 1999 I.B.M.#8518, Charter member I.B.M. Ring - Internationally recognized as a puzzle and Familiar to many magic convention goers - as the "Binocular Man", needing a front row- seat and binoculars due to extreemly - Sutherland, David1974 Started Performing Magic at age 5 Past member I.B.M. 1988 - 2000 Sutherland, Kenneth Nicoll 1924 - 1997 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-