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Notable Births & Deaths for Clare ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Clare. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Tommy Burns
    • Born: Noah Brusso
    • Professional boxer. He was born in Hanover (ON) on June 17, 1881 (a Friday) and died on May 10, 1955 (a Tueday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Ocean View Burial Park (British Columbia).
    • Hanover is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Clare.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Burns<1>
  • John Diefenbaker
    • Full name: John George Diefenbaker
    • 17th Prime Minister of Canada (June 1957 - April 1963). He was born in Neustadt (ON) on September 18, 1895 (a Wednesday) and died in Ottawa (ON) on August 16, 1979 (a Thursday) at the age of 83.
    • Neustadt is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Clare.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Diefenbaker<1>
  • George William Hay
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Listowel (ON) on January 10, 1898 (a Monday) and died in Listowel (ON) on July 13, 1975 (a Sunday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Fairview Cemetery (Perth County, Ontario).
    • Listowel is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Clare.
    • Listowel is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Clare.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George William Hay<1>
  • Agnes Macphail
    • Full name: Agnes Campbell McPhail
    • Politican. She was born in Proton Station (ON) on March 24, 1890 (a Monday) and died in Toronto (ON) on February 13, 1954 (a Saturday) at the age of 63. She is buried at McNeil Cemetery (Grey County, Ontario).
    • Proton Station is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Clare.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Agnes Macphail<1>
  • Doug 'Romby' Rombough
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Fergus (ON) on July 8, 1950 (a Saturday) and died in Plantation (FL) on June 20, 2015 (a Saturday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Elora Cemetery (Wellington County, Ontario).
    • Fergus is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Clare.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug 'Romby' Rombough<1>

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Footnotes ...

<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:


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