MacCallum, Douglas19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto Machtinger, Joel19-- - 2004 aka., Joel the Man of Mystery Father:Eddie, Mother:Ethel Two Brothers: Arnold and Rick Taking an interest in magic and finding Harry Smith of the Arcade Magic Shop in Toronto, Joel was first a friend of Harry's and then Harry became a mentor to a guy who was to become "the magic guy" in the Toronto area. Joel also became a demonstrator at the Arcade Magic and Novelty Company, and was an exceptional close-up performer. Joel performed many times on the CBC and made many other television appearances in the late 60's including commercials. Known for his coins on the fingertips production, he could be caught practicing on that tiny vertical mirror on the Arcade's wall. He performed many types of magic but was best known for his sleight of hand excellence which lead him to a second place FISM finish and someone who became a regular at 4F, attending most of the conventions from their inception. Joel went on to mentor many other magicians Member and Past President I.B.M. Ring 17. Magician Raj(see Wuprisha, Rajeshwar) Mahoney, Kevin19-- Mandrake, Lon1948 - r. Delta, British Columbia First son of Leon and Velvet Mandrake, Lon moved to Canada in 1958 and resided there ever since. A past President of the B.C. Science Teacher's- Association and a performing mentalist with his wife, Linda. They have performed at the Magic Castle in Holywood, the New York Hall of Science, Science World, Vancouver and many corporate and private parties. Lon also performs science magic at major science- conventions in B.C. and Alberta as well as schools. He is President of Assembly #95 of the S.A.M., and the - Regional Vice President for Canada of the S.A.M. Awards:Several for excellence in Science teaching, as well as the Distinguished Service to Science - Mandrake, Leon1911 - 1993 (b.April 11, 1911 - d.January 27, 1993 Children:Lon, Ron, Kim, Jill Born in the United States but raised in New Westminster, British Columbia, as a child, he witnessed the great - magicians of vaudville and learned magic from some - of the greats including Howard Thurston, Claude Alexander(the Man Who Knows), Chefalo, Doc Verge, Bannister and Ralph Richards. He began performing at an early age himself, and at age eleven, took the stage of the Edison Theatre in - New Westminster as one of the vaudville acts. Leon joined Moyer's Carnival at age 14 - learned mind reading, fire eating, ventriloquism and - acquired some classic illusions from this carnival. In 1927, Leon Joined the touring magic show of - Ralph Richards. In the 1930's, Leon travelled with- his own magic show and was accomplished as a- ventriloquist as well. He bought several of Alexander's- illusions and before long, he had a full evening show - which criss crossed the United States and Canada. In the mid 40's he had sold out performances in - Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Starred in several television shows, Said to be the inspiration for the popular "Mandrake the Magician" comic strip Mandy, Arthur F.1911 - 1997
Martin, Ron1967 Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario Schooling: Graduated University of Windsor, majoring in As an educator in the Peel Region for over 10 years, Ron has integrated Drama into Language Arts, Math, Computers and even Science & Technology courses. Ron is currently (April 2005) teaching Drama, The Art of Television and Integrated Arts, integrates cutting edge technology into the arts. Ron keeps active in theatre by performing as a professional magician, and can be seen across Ontario entertaining audiences of all ages. Once a year he conducts a class for aspiring kids who want to learn how to become a magician. Drama has always been a passion for Ron and he directs plays at the senior level.
(Submitted April 24, 2005 with thanks.)
Martin, Cynthia19-- Part of Majinx Illisionists Awards: 1999 won Canadian Championships of Magic Martineau, Francis B.19-- Performer and creator magical effects Illustrator and writer of many magic related books, especially Silk King Studios books. Illustrated and lettered all the original Rice's Books on Silk Magic (Vol 1-3), some while in the armed forces Marucci, Peter 1939
b.September 13, 1939
Birth Place: Guelph, Ontario Canada
Performing for adults and children since 1957. Writer, Showtime column for I.B.M. Linking Ring Magazine since 1992. Column won Howard Bamman trophy for best ongoing series. Writes monthly or regular pieces for on-line journals and monthly magic newsletters from New York, South Africa, Ireland and New Zealand. Performs and lectures at magic clubs and conventions in Canada and U.S., with restaurant/bar magic/bizarre magic including conventions and for groups in North Carolina, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Ontario and Nova Scotia.
(submitted with thanks by Peter Marucci Oct. 29, 2002)
Massey, Brian 1939 Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario o.Professional Musician/Semi-Pro. Magician Past member I.B.M. Ring17 Involved for three years with Project Magic at Hugh MacMillian Rehab Centre and Summer Magic Camp instructor for Brian also is an Actor/Tech/Magical Director for the Ted Tiller's "Dracula" a.k.a. Dr. Richard Von Terror/ Dr. Elzevir Grimsthorpe's "Medicine Show"
(Submitted June 20, 2001)
Matlin, Phil 19--
Owner, Perfect Magic in Montreal
McBurney, Charles (Charlie) 19--
A regular at FFFF, Charlie is one of the great close-up card men in Toronto, performing for over 40 years. Expert in all forms of close-up Author, lecturer, performer and racontour. Willis Kenney was his mentor. McArthur, Allister (Al)1922 - 1984 Children: Kimberly Everett & Cindy r. Karsdale, Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia Member: I.B.M., I.B.M. Ring 49 Hamilton, President I.B.M Ring 49 Hamilton 1979-80 Al performed many magic shows and especially spent time working the I.B.M. Christmas Shows. After moving to Nova Scotia, Al continued to perform doing variety shows and never charged a fee, he (Submitted by Kimberly Everett Oct. 31, 2005 with thanks) McCormick, Baron E.1943 - 1996 Order of Merlin, member Ring 17/Toronto Main magic interest, Cards/Coins McCoy, Doug19-- -
Past President I.B.M. Ring 49
Doug has helped many in magic.
McDonough, John T.1924 - 1996 Member I.B.M., #7018, Ring 17, Order of Merlin At age 18, John was the youngest member of, Toronto's Hat and Rabbit Club, I.B.M., Ring 17 in 1941. John first became interested in magic as a boy while spending time in hospital after a horse and buggy- accident which nearly cost him his leg. John - borrowed a silk scarf from an aunt, formed a knot, watched it dissolve and was hooked. John was - fluent in French and wrote the French play, Charbonneau et le chef. He was a former Dominican- theologian and author of The Law and Gospel in Luther. He was also Professor Emeritus of - Philosophy at Centennial College. John was plagued with eye problems for years. He was meticulous in preparing his performances. He was a specialist in rope routines and also- interested in platform and close-up magic. McDowell, James19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto McGaw, Thomas D.19-- Charter member I.B.M. Ring 17 Toronto McQuik, J.K.(see McQuillan, Kevin) McQuillan, Kevin1964 "Out Of Sleight, Out Of Mind" Birth place: Glasgow, Scotland r. London, Ontario, Canada A 20 year veteran of Magic, Mind Reading, Illusions, Hypnosis and comedy Performed for wide range of audiences including large corporate functions, trade shows, colleges, high schools, children's parties and others Close-up performer at restaurants, bars, banquet halls and private functions Mearns, Rick 1958 Awards: 1995 - First Place PCAM Children's Entertainer 1993 - First Place PCAM Balloon Twisting Corporate entertainer, close-up performer, children's entertainment, Rick performs magic full time, consults for TV and is a magic creator
(submitted November 5, 2005)
Medway, Ray 19-- Member I.B.M., I.B.M. Ring 92, S.A.M., C.A.M., F.I.S.M., Merritton, Charles Rountree 19--
r. St. Catherines
Merry, David19-- Stand-up comedian and magician with his own one man Many TV and stage appearances. Michaels, Brian1974-2014
born. Brian Moynagh (Stage name: Brian Michaels)
r. Burlington Ontario
b. March 28, 1974
d. February 7, 2014
Beloved Husband of Carrie, Father of Sydney,
Son of Ray & Jackie, Brother of Alison
A trust fund has been set up in Sydney's name.
Donations can be made at any RBC branch or via internet
banking to account # 00712-5117429.
Brian Moynagh crammed more life into 39 years than most do
in a lifetime, his wife says.
While the Burlington magician was known internationally for
his seamless tricks, he was awe-inspiring off stage, too,
as he persevered against his cystic fibrosis.
Aware from the start of his CF diagnosis, Carrie Lamers says she
and her husband lived life together "with eyes wide open but a
healthy dose of denial — We knew what we were getting into,
but we never dwelled on it at all."
Even after receiving a double-lung transplant in 2006, he was
back on stage in two months.
Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, director of the Toronto lung transplant
program, wrote to Lamers that "seeing him do his ski jumps AFTER
having had a double lung transplant was not only amazing, but again
an inspiration to other patients and the whole lung transplant team."
After his transplant, he began doing motivational talks in tandem
with the entertainment to raise awareness about transplants for people
living with CF.
Lamers and Moynagh met in 1995 while studying business at
Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. By 1998, they were married and living in
Burlington. That same year, they toured the world as an opening act for
Midbo, Teresa 19-- The other half of the team of Murray Hatfield & Teresa, Teresa Midbo trained at an early age in gymnastics going to the Provincial Championships and moving to dance at the age of 10. She studied jazz, ballet, tap and modern dance in Canada with additional training and workshops at several top schools in L.A.. Again she received many festival awards for her talent. Following graduation, Teresa began to teach and perform professionally with a number of dance companies, also appearing in music videos and television In 1992 Murray saw Teresa perform at the Fringe Festival in Edmonton and hired her as one of six dancers for the Canadian touring production of 'Illusions...A Magic Spectacular!'. Her talents and abilities were immediately apparent and the following year, Murray hired her back as choreographer, dancer and dance captain. On each consecutive tour, she was given a larger and more important role in the magic side of the show until, in 1996, Teresa was hired full time to work with Murray Hatfield Productions, as choreographer, dance captian and principal assistant. From that moment on, she has been an indispensable partner to Murray, both in performing on-stage and in the creation and routining of the magic offstage. Together with Murray, Teresa has performed from Canada to Australia and on Cruise ships around the world. She played an important role in their award winning act at the Pacific Rim Magic Championships and continues as magic partner, dancer, cheographer and dance captain. Milburn, Nathan1982 Member of The Magic Circus in Saint John Schooling: 4th yr. of BSC, Biology Honours at Into magic since age 7 years. Been performing street magic for past 8 years and has been performing semi-professionally, close-up (mainly) and stand-up stage shows (up to 300 people) for the past Slogan, Real Magic - Real Close!
(Submitted with thanks from Nathan Milburn July 16, 2003)
Minch, Stephen19-- Apprenticed under Mickey Hades in Calgary Currently residing in Seattle Mitchell, Ron1920 - 2000 b.August 20, 1920 - d.November 9, 2000 Member of I.B.M. for more than 20 years... Member of I.B.M. - Rings 12/Buffalo, 49/Hamilton Also member of Canadian Association of magicians and Fellowship of Christians. Ron was a locomotive Engineer for CNR for 38 years Church Elder and Deacon, conducted "Sign of the times" - Church class Monday nights. Avid supporter of Junior B Canucks Hockey and - Was involved in several bowling leagues. "Uncle Ron", as he was known throughout the Niagara Peninsula, performed annually at the Virgil Stampede. Moore, Allin Herbert1921 - 1999 of Vancouver British Columbia
Morrissey, Danny 19--
Morrissey, Herbert Lewis (Herb) 1938 - 2003
Status:married, wife, Shirley Anne (Howes) Herb got his start in magic as a young boy when he was given a magic kit and his interest quickly grew and he was soon doing shows. At age 10, he was chosen to be part of an all kids variety show, which included a juggler, singer, ventriloquist and Herb as magician. The group was so professional that they were once flown into Northern Quebec and Labrador to perform for the troops at Canadian Forces bases. Herb performed many shows all the He met the love of his life Shirley Anne Howes and they dated and were married shortly after. Shirley recalls when they first met, Herb was playing a club and he invited her to see his act. When he walked out on stage, Shirley asked a friend, "Who is that man on stage?", the friend replied, "That's Herb!" She couldn't believe this was the same guy. Herb off stage was quite shy and Shirley said he transformed into a totally different person when he hit the stage. She also said Danny and his sister Kim, were the most popular kids in the neighbourhood, at birthday parties, all the kids wanted to come, because there would always be a magic show. At the age of 23, Herb turned professional and quickly became one of the busiest performers on the Montreal club scene and throughout the province of Quebec. He had a style and grace on stage that has only been seen a handful of times. He worked the clubs and eventually started the first business, Herb Morrissey Products in 1959, a very small business, in fact he only had one product, Morrissey Cups and Balls. Soon other products were introduced, Chop Cups, Dove Pans, Zombie Ball and Lota Bowl to name a few. Richard Olsen eventually became Herb's business partner and along with his original metal spinner, Leo Lambert (now deceased), paved the way to Morrissey Magic's success. Herb eventually got out of the showbiz end of magic to focus all his attention on the business end of magic. In the seventies in Montreal, Morrissey Magic had many lecturers the likes of Vernon, Derek Dingle, Buckingham, Paul Harris, and Goshman, many of whom would stay at Herb's Herb had many serious health issues but always held his head up and made the next hurdle. There were many hospital stays over the last 3 years of his life. Nurses that cared for him number in the hundreds and there were many doctors. Initially he had a heart attack among other problems, and it was decided that he would need a heart transplant. The transplant was a success and 2 months later, he was out of the hospital and recuperating at home. Shortly after he was back at the shop doing what he liked best, demonstrating magic. He went to the shop 2 or 3 days a week for a few months. Then another blow, cancer was found in one of his lungs and would have to be removed. The operation went well and it was believed that all the cancer was removed, again he headed home to rest and even made it back to the shop for a visit. Herb's health started failing him again. He had not been comfortable for some time and was almost always in constant pain. Ultimately Herb was diagnosed with cancer throughout most of his body and had even started chemotherapy treatments. He put up a great fight, but on Wednesday afternoon, August 13, 2003, Herb passed away at the Toronto General Hospital Peacefully. Morrissey Magic continues its business with Danny Morrissey and Richard Olsen at the
Moynagh, Brian (See Michaels, Brian )
Munro, Al (See Below)
Munro, Elmer (Al) Robert1925 - 2002
b. June 11, 1925 d.October 7, 2002
Order Of Merlin
Member, I.B.M., I.B.M. Rngs 256 (London, Ont.),
49 (Hamilton, Ont.), and 12 (Buffalo, NY). Society Of
American Magicians, one of the Founding
Members of Canadian Association of Magicians,
Regular attendee of FFFF convention, wehere he
earned his Masters Degree for performing in 2001.
Al Munro, known recently with his 'Geritol Kid' act,
delighted audiences and magicians alike for many
Al has lectured for many local I.B.M. Rings with his
pal Rocky Racoon, and his fantastic self made
As a Jeweller for many years in Norwich, Al honed
his skills at working with tiny springs and dials,
and came up with some of the best coin effects in
Canada including a Toonie, (our local $2.00 coin),
which suddenly comes to life as the center portion
of the coin revolves.
As an inventor, Al and a friend invented a bicycle
built for 2 which faced in opposite directions. It could be steered from the rear seat and drive in any direction forward or back. Became a hit at the Al began as a juggler and clown during World War 2, entertaining the men on his ship, later performing for various clubs in his home town. He progressed to a manipulative act during which he had a costume change into a clown. A few years later, he left the clown behind and performed a straight manipulative act. Murdoch, David G. 1941 David G. Murdoch is a member of the Pacific Coast Assn. of Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and The Vancouver Magic Circle. He has been a proud member of The Vancouver Magic Circle for 45 years and served as President in 1968 and 1974. In 1964 David was presented with his Magic Wand and in 1968, was awarded the Golden Rabbit Award. In 1982 he won the Wilf Rutherford Trophy for the best childrens' appeal magic
Murphy, Howard19-- Was maintenance forman on Welland Canal
Murray, Luke 19--
Luke became interested in magic by walking in to Browser's Den and receiving a warm welcome. After 2 short years at Sorcerer's Safari and studing under Bill Abbott, Luke won a trophy at CAM 2007 convention in Kitchener for his close-up routine Luke's Restaurant. At age 13 yrs, Luke is an active member of Hamilton Ring.