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Hades, Brian19--
Son of Mickey, currently owns and operates Hades
Publications (Calgary)

Hades, Micky1926 -
     Illusionist, magic dealer, publisher (much more to come)

Hall, Stanley (Stan)1896 - 1977
                    b. January 1896
                                           d. December 13, 1977
                                           Birth Place: Bolton, Lancashire, England
                                           Interested in magic since age seven
                                           Left England 1913, moved to Hamilton, Ontario
                                           1916 - 1919, served in Canadian Armed Forces,
                                           Presented Musical/magic act while in service.
                                           Returned to Canada and worked on act, 
                                           1927 joined I.B.M. 
                                           Founding member IBM Ring 17/Hamilton just after
                                           1927(pre. 1947)
                    Founding member IBM Ring 49/Hamilton (1947 Charter)
                   Charter member IBM Ring 17, Hamilton(pre. 1947)
                   Charter member BM Ring 49, Hamilton
                                          Appointed by then President W.W. Durbin, Stan was one
                                          of the first Canadian representatives of the I.B.M.
                                          Stan contributed to the Linking Ring as well as other
                                          magic magazines of the time.  Appeared and competed
                                          at I.B.M. conventions, winning for originality.
                                          In 1951, Stan did a three month tour of 
                                          UK/France/Belgium visiting Rings,conventions etc..
                                          His home was the first meeting hall for Hamilton 
                                          Ring 49's and earlier, Hamilton Ring 17's meetings,
                                          with it's giant living room, it was ideal for magic shows                                                 and meetings.

Hamel, Danys19--
  r. Montreal
  Magician/ Juggler/Unicycle rider

Hardie, Robert D.1915 - 1997
  (d.September 20, 1997)
  r.Peterborough, Ontario
  I.B.M. #7417, member Order of Merlin Excalibur

Hatfield, Murray1961
b. August 27, 1961
Birthlace: Calgary Alberta
Murray Hatfield became interested in magic at the age of 10, 
after seeing a magician perform.  By 18, Murray chose to 
pursue magic as his profession and his show continued to 
evolve and grow.  He was soon touring the world, 
performing in such diverse locations as Isreal, Cyprus, the 
North Pole, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, the United 
States and Japan.  In 1986 Murray was invited to be one of 
the special guests in 'Illusions...A Magic Spectacular!' - 
Canada's largest and most prestigious touring magic and 
illusion show.  This was indeed an honor as no Canadian 
performer had ever been a part of this show before.  
Murray's act was so well received that the following year, he 
was invited to headline the show.  In 1992 Murray became 
producer, director and star of 'Illusions'.   He has held this 
position for eight years - creating an entirely new show 
every year.  No other producer in the business has been 
able to match this accomplishment.  During the years that 
Murray has been involved, 'Illusions' has grown from a five 
week tour to a seven week tour of just under 100 shows in 
28 cities across the country.   In 2003, the show raised over 
two million dollars for the sponsoring charities involved.
In 1992, Murray hired a young dancer named Teresa to 
choreograph his dancers and act as dance captain.  It 
wasn't long before she started playing a part in the illusions 
as well.  With a background in dance, theatre and television, 
she was the ideal assistant and ultimately evolved into 
Murray's partner.  In addition to appearing on land, Murray 
Hatfield and Teresa have appeared on numerous luxury 
cruise ships around the globe.  They have cruised to the 
Bermuda Triangle, through the Panama Canal and from the 
Deep Caribbean to Alaska.

Hayes, Frank A.1916 - 1997
(d.August 8, 1997)
r.Stoney Creek/Hamilton, Ontario
Held I.B.M. #8834, member Order of Merlin Excalibur
Charter member IBM Ring 49 Hamilton Ontario.
Frank was a prominent Hamilton magician who many-
say was far ahead of his time.  In his early years, he-
performed fire and dove effects before most others.
Dressed impeccably in tux with East Indian make up,
turban, cape and having an assistant, Frank had an -
incredibly expressive face and his act was very-
theatrical. Frank faced many hardships in his life which-
never seemed to hinder him; hearing and speech -
impairment never slowed him down.  He learned sign -
language and was an avid lip reader which, he -
explained, helped him on occasion with his magic.
Frank was one of the most loved elders of Ring 49,
Hamilton Ontario, as he had great charter and was-
friend to everyone.  With a truly warm heart, he was-
always willing to share his knowledge with any magician, 
young or old.  He had a great laugh and fantastic sense-
of humor. He was active in the community, belonging-
to the Hamilton Lodge AF and AM#562, Hamilton Shrine-
club, IOOF, and Moose Lodge. He is truly missed.

Head, Albert Vernon "Roy"1920 - 1996
     (d.August 9, 1996)
Predeceased by his wife Doris
Survived by wife Jean
      Children: Nancy Lee, Chris
I.B.M #45802
Active magician/ventriloquist since teens
Known by many great magicians of the time,
as he entertained troops in WWII
Roy introduced well-known Canadian - 
Country and Western star Tommy Hunter - 
into show business
In the final years of his life, Roy taught magic -
to children in London Ontario and received
an Outstanding Citizenship award from the - 
Mayor for this work.

Heeren, Jack1923 - 2002
                                 b. 1923
                                 Birth Place: Holland                                 
                                 d. January 29, 2002 
                                 r. Mississauga Ontario
                                 Born in Holland in 1923, Jack received a "Magic Box" for his
                                 12th birthday and was hooked.  
                                 At age 16, Germany attacked Holland .
                                 During occupation, Jack's home was taken over by German 
                                 troops and Jack lived with his family in their basement.  
                                 In 1945, Holland was liberated and the allied soldiers also 
                                 took over Jack's home.  British and Canadian soldiers were
  most numerous and night after night, Jack entertained the 
                                 troops at home, parties or "rest camp evenings".  By this 
                                 time Jack had broadened his repetoir to include hypnosis 
                                 and mentalism.
                                 Immediately after the war, as a Scoutmaster, Jack was asked 
                                 to accompany a group of children to England, where they 
                                 would be fed and looked after to recover from the war years.  
                                 In England, Jack performed for many including visiting Queen 
                                 Juliana of the Netherlands.
                                 During the next four years, he developed a children's act and 
                                 puppet show and traveled by bicycle all over.
                                 Jack soon started a career as an accountant in Holland, 
                                 where he also continued magic, appearing on Television 
                                 before people like King Saoud of Saudi Arabia and Haile 
                                 Selassie of Ethiopia.
                                 In 1954 Jack took first prize in mental magic at the NMU 
                                 convention in Netherlands.  In 1955, he won first at the Radio 
                                 City Competition with his mental act.
                                  In 1959, Jack, his wife Henny and their 3 children immigrated 
                                  to Canada where he found a job as an accountant and once 
                                  again started performing magic.
                                  Jack held I.B.M. #18086 and has been a continuous member 
                                  of the I.B.M. since 1961, Past President of the Toronto Hat 
                                  And Rabbit Club and the Kitchener Hat And Wand Club.  
                                  Jack was also a member of the English Magic Circle and The 
                                  Canadian Association Of Magicians. Also Member ...
                                   I.B.M. Ring 49, Hamilton, Ontario and  Canadian Association 
                                  Of Magicians Board Member.
                                  Jack once said, 
                                  "There simply is no brotherhood like the magic brotherhood"
                                   (Submitted by Joan Caesar January 30, 2002)

Heft, Rodney M.1944
b.June 26, 1944
b.p.London England
Order of Merlin Shield
Rod was born in Great Britain and spent most of his life in
Canada.  On May 25, 2006, he became a naturalized -
American Citizen.
Rod became interested in magic around the age of nine.  
Rod's serious interest in the craft began at the age of 
sixteen when he read The Amateur Magician's Handbook by 
Henry Hay.  Rod performed at children's parties, adult 
functions, restaurant magic, street magic and in schools.  
Because of his interest in the history of magic, Rod wrote 
articles on that subject for Levitator, the official publication 
of the now-defunct Society of Canadian Magicians.  Rod is 
presently writing historical articles for Northern Peaks, the 
official publication of the Canadian Association Of 
Magicians.  He has been mentioned in Dr. Bart Whaley's 
Who's Who In Magic, John Booth's Creative World of 
Conjuring and Hay's The Amateur Magician's Handbook.  
Rod collects books, tokens, stamps and colour changing 
knives.  Rod was inducted into the IBM Order of Merlin 
Shield on July 4, 2003.

Hemeon, Carl

Hemming, Fred19--
Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto

Henning, Doug 1947 -  2000  
Birth place: Winnipeg, Manitoba
(Douglas James Henning)
b. May 3, 1947 - d. February 7, 2000
Schooling: McMaster University
Wife: Debby (Douillard)
Shows: Spellbound - Royal Alexandra Theatre (Toronto)
The Magic Show - Broadway (May 1974)
Merlin - Broadway (February 13, 1983)
Doug Henning's World Of Magic - Broadway
Television Specials: Doug Henning's World Of Magic,
                                                                            + 7 more specials...
Hotels: Las Vegas Hilton
Sahara Tahoe
Awards: "Georgie" - Entertainer of the Year 
 (American  Guild Of Variety Artists)
 "Magician Of The Year" - Magic Castle
Recently, I.B.M. Ring 49 Hamilton, Ont. Canada named -  
"The Doug Henning Magic Wand Club" in his honour.
(More info to come...)

Herman, Ronald B. 1936 - 1997
      (d.September 22, 1997)
(r.Montreal, Quebec)
I.B.M. #17350
Exceptional close-up artist
also known as WWII Historian,
had encyclopedic knowledge of magic history
Chess Master

Hewitt, Douglas Maxwell1926 - 1997
(d.January 29, 1997)
Wife: Joan(Platt)
Children: Martin
I.B.M. # 16476 twice President IBM Ring 49
Past I.B.M. TVP for Ontario
WWII veteran
Worked for G.W. Robinson, Dominio Stores -
as commercial artist, retired to work for 
McMaster Medical Centre, Hamilton, Ont. Canada
Better known as Maxwell the magician, for more
than 40 years entertained with magic.
Long time member and Elder at St. John -
United Church, very involved in Church's charity -

Hobson, Alexander W.(Sandy)    1959 -
b.November 6, 1959
Born: November 6, 1959 Tillsonburg, Ontario
Children:twin boys, Flynn and Brodie
First magical influences, Johnny Giordmaine -
Saw Johnny perform in school. 
Uncle (Alex Brunt) performed cig. through hanky,
nickels to dimes, other "Real Magic"
Mrs. Smith, Arcade Magic Shop/Toronto
Past President I.B.M. Ring 49/Hamilton
Past Board of Director member, Canadian Association-
of Magicians
Awards: Two consecutive years, 
"John E. Shipton Achievement Award" from Ring 49,
"Sid Lorraine Achievement Award" For contribution to
excellence in Magic in Canada 2010 from C.A.M.
Master Cabinet Maker, Broadcaster, Writer
Performed and taught magic through
High Schools, community centers, schools - 
private functions.
Developed this web site, past webmaster for-
IBM Ring 49 and CAM
Past Member: I.B.M., C.A.M., S.A.M., Lifetime N.A.A.V.
Society Of Canadian Magicians

Holden, Reginald "Reg"1924 - 1999
(d.June 25, 1999)
Wife: Patricia
Children: Sheranne, Judy, George, Preston,
    Dianne, Glen. 14 Grandchildren
   3 great-grandchildren
I.B.M. #7285, member Order of Merlin Excalibur
Lifetime Member and Past President-
I.B.M. Ring 17/Toronto, Ontario
Worked for Canada Life Assurance Company
Became magic teacher and lecturer for Toronto-
School Board.
Known for his original interpretation-
of classic effects.

Hood, Scott19-- -
r.Oakville, Ontario
Past President, I.B.M., Ring 49, Hamilton Ontario

Hooton, Cam     19-- -
r. Burlington, Ontario
Past President, I.B.M., Ring 49, Hamilton, Ontario

Hopman, Marien           
                                          r. Chatham Ontario
                                          Birthplace:Holland. Immigrated to Canada 1953
                                          Twin brother is a ventriloquist
                                          Marien was hooked on magic from watching Milky - 
                                          (Clare Cummings) on Detroit TV
                                          Started ordering magic from ads on the back of
                                          comic books and later from catalogues ordered from
                                          Popular Mechanics magazines.  Marien learned the 
                                          'real works' from Roy Kissel and Karrell Fox at 
                                          their Detroit shop. 
                                          2002 marks the 35th year of Marien attending 
                                          the Abbott Get-Together.
                                          Member: Canadian Association of Magicians #112
                                                            Fellowship of Christian Magicians
                                          (submitted by Marien Hopman June 5, 2002)

Houghton, Norman1909 - 1998
(Norman DeBlois Houghton)
b.February 3, 1909 - d.March 4, 1998
Born: Montreal, Quebec
Wife: Shirley
Children:Jocelyn, Keith
I.B.M. #8866
Past President I.B.M. Ring17/Toronto
Worked professionally with magic and Punch-
and Judy act in early days. Favorite interest, Close-up
Regular at FFFF.
WWII posted in Italy with Stewart James, on leave , -
performed Magic Circle in London
Marketed many magic items including "Kismet"
Book, postumously released, "Wizardry: The Magic -
Of Norm Houghton".

Hunt, Doug1956
                              Born:July 18, 1956
                              Birth Place: Paris, Ontario, Canada
                              r.Brantford, Ontario
                              As a young boy, shy, withdrawn and with speech problems,
                              Doug Hunt's outgoing father taught him the French Drop
                              and how to juggle.  Doug's first trick, which he 'almost bought',
                              was, multiplying billiard balls which Doug walked out of a
                              hobby shop with transfixed and forgetting to pay.  His dad later
                              told friends that "My son's first trick was making a magic set
                             disappear right under the storekeepers nose's.  Doug's first real
                             magic show was during a Wolf Cub family night where he made
                             a real egg appear from an egg bag his mom had made.  His big 
                             finish was to juggle the egg with two rubber balls and have the
                             egg break on his head!  After the laughter, Doug was hooked.
                             Magician, juggler, stilt walker
                             Doug is the current Guiness World Record holder for:
                             Tallest and heaviest stilt walk ever made
                             Awards: Stan Hall stage award

Hurst, Robert O.19--
Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto

Hutton, Darryl   1945
b.September 3, 1945
r.Kenilworth, Ontario
AKA. "Darryl the Wizard"... That Wild Man of Magic
Magic writer. Wrote: Doveworker's Handbook, 
Volume 1 & 2, Published by Micky Hades, tricks 
published in "Comedy Funnel Magic" published 
by Micky Hades, 2 books published in England...
Modern Ventriloquism published by Kaye and Ward Ltd.,
(also published in Australia under separate cover as well
as American copy published in New York by Sterling
Darryl and Van Gorder were instrumental in forming the
Kitchener -Waterloo Magic Society which later became
incorporated into Ring 235 of the IBM.
                                      Submitted by Darryl/update Dec/24/2001e