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

Machtinger, Joel19-- - 2004
  aka., Joel the Man of Mystery
  r. Toronto, Ontario
  d. December 15, 2004
  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 -
Born: Chicago, Illinois
r. Delta, British Columbia
Wife: Linda
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 -
Eduaction Award.

Mandrake, Leon1911 - 1993
(b.April 11, 1911 - d.January 27, 1993
Wife: Velvet (Salerno)
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
(More to Come)

Mandy, Arthur F.1911 - 1997
  r.Rodney, Ontario
  I.B.M., #32302


Martin, Ron1967
b. Feb. 1, 1967
Birthplace: Windsor, Ontario
Schooling: Graduated University of Windsor, majoring in
Drama In Education.
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
  during WWII.
Marucci, Peter   1939
                                     b.September 13, 1939
r.Fergus Ontario, Canada
                                     Birth Place: Guelph, Ontario Canada
Member: I.B.M.
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
b. September 18, 1939
Birth Place: Toronto, Ontario
r.Tweed, 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
Community Access Program
Brian also is an Actor/Tech/Magical Director for the
"Tweed National Theatre"
Ted Tiller's "Dracula" a.k.a. Dr. Richard Von Terror/
Halloween Spook Show
Dr. Elzevir Grimsthorpe's "Medicine Show"
(Submitted June 20, 2001)

Matlin, Phil         19--
Owner, Perfect Magic in Montreal

Maya                  19--

McBurney, Charles (Charlie)  19--
   r. Toronto, Ontario
   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
   including coins.
   Author, lecturer, performer and racontour.
   Willis Kenney was his mentor.

McArthur, Allister (Al)1922 - 1984
  b. Jan. 1922
  d. Nov. 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
  loved doing it.
   (Submitted by Kimberly Everett Oct. 31, 2005 with thanks)

McCormick, Baron E.1943 - 1996
   (d. June 27, 1996)
   of Toronto, Ontario
   Held IBM # 17510,
   Order of Merlin, member Ring 17/Toronto
   Main magic interest, Cards/Coins

McCoy, Doug19-- -
                                 Past President I.B.M. Ring 49
                                 Magic teacher/performer/M.C.
                                 Doug has helped many in magic.                                 

McDonough, John T.1924 - 1996
  (John Thomas McDonough)
  (d. April 21, 1996)
  Wife: Janet
  Children:3 step-children
  r.Scarborough Ontario
  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
  aka (J.K. McQuik)
  "Out Of Sleight, Out Of Mind"
  Birth place: Glasgow, Scotland
  b. July 19, 1964
  r. London, Ontario, Canada
  Master Mentalist
  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
  (submitted June 6, 2001)

Mearns, Rick   1958
aka (Tricky Ricky)
b. August 21, 1958
b.p. Prince George, B.C.
r. Vancouver, B.C.
Children: Daughter
Awards: 1995 - First Place PCAM Children's Entertainer
  1993 - First Place PCAM Balloon Twisting
Member: I.B.M., S.A.M.
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--
Vancouver B.C.
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
show, "Remain dot calm"
Many TV and stage appearances.

Michaels, Brian19-- -
r.Burlington, Ontario

Midbo, Teresa   19--
r. Calgary
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
b.June 7, 1982
r.Moncton, New Brunswick
Member of C.A.M.
Member of The Magic Circus in Saint John
Schooling: 4th yr. of BSC, Biology Honours at
UNB Frederiction
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
3 years. 
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
    - 294/Fonthill
  Also member of Canadian Association of magicians and
  Fellowship of Christians.
  Ron was a locomotive Engineer for CNR for 38 years
  Retired 1984.
  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
(d. January 15, 1999)
of Vancouver British Columbia
I.B.M #48677

Morrissey, Danny         19--

Morrissey, Herbert Lewis (Herb)    1938 - 2003
  b. February 6, 1938
  d. August 13, 2003
Status:married, wife, Shirley Anne (Howes)
Children: Danny, Kim
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
way through his teens.
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

Munro, Al       (See Below)

Munro, Elmer (Al) Robert1925 - 2002
                                                     b. June 11, 1925 d.October 7, 2002
                                                     I.B.M. #22443M
                                                     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
                                                     coin effects.
                                                     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
  Grey Cup Parade.
  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
    b. September 16, 1941
    b.p. Vancouver, BC.
    r. Vancouver, BC.
    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--
  r. St. Catherines
  Does mostly adult magic
  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.

Since June 7, 2002