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Notable Births & Deaths for Cranston ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Cranston. 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.

  • Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Paris (ON) on January 18, 1915 (a Monday) and died in Cambridge (ON) on December 24, 1998 (a Thursday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Mt. View Cemetery (Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario).
    • Paris is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cranston.
    • Cambridge is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sylvanus 'Syl' Apps<1>
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Adam Brown
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Johnstone (Scotland) on February 4, 1920 (a Wednesday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on August 9, 1960 (a Tueday) at the age of 40. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Brown<1>
  • Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper
    • Professional hockey. He was born on July 17, 1899 (a Monday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on July 4, 1955 (a Monday) at the age of 56.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carson Eric 'Shovel Shot' Cooper<1>
  • Nick Cordero
    • Born: Nicholas Eduardo Alberto Cordero
    • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (ON) on September 17, 1978 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on July 5, 2020 (a Sunday) at the age of 41. The body was cremated.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Cordero<1>
  • Thomas Bertram Costain
  • Ross B. Craig
    • Professional football. He was born in Peterborough (ON) on July 1, 1884 (a Tueday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on June 27, 1949 (a Monday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Grove Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ross B. Craig<1>
  • Vernor Vivian 'Jumpin Jackie' Forbes
  • Jonathan Frid
    • Actor. He was born in Hamilton (ON) on December 2, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on April 14, 2012 (a Saturday) at the age of 87. The body was cremated.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonathan Frid<1>
  • Phil Hartman
    • Full name: Philip Edward Hartman
    • Actor. He was born in Brantford (ON) on September 24, 1948 (a Friday) and died in Encino (CA) on May 28, 1998 (a Thursday) at the age of 49. The body was cremated.
    • Brantford is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Phil Hartman<1>
  • George Reginal 'Red' Horner
  • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster
    • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (PA) on October 14, 1938 (a Friday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on September 18, 2008 (a Thursday) at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<1>
  • Bob Lanois
    • Musician, producer, photographer. He was born in Gatineau (QC) on April 4, 1948 (a Sunday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on April 19, 2021 (a Monday) at the age of 73. We don't have any burial details.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
  • Percy 'Peerless Percy' LeSueur
  • Del Lord
    • Director. He was born in Grimsby (ON) on October 7, 1894 (a Sunday) and died in Calabasas (CA) on March 23, 1970 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Olivewood Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
    • Grimsby is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Del Lord<1>
  • John J. 'Jack' Marks
  • Neil Ellwood Peart
    • Drummer, lyricist, author. He was born in Hamilton (ON) on September 12, 1952 (a Friday) and died in Santa Monica (CA) on January 7, 2020 (a Tueday) at the age of 67. The body was cremated.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Neil Ellwood Peart<1>
  • William F. 'Bill' Pfann
    • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamilton (ON) in June 1863 and died in Hamilton (ON) on June 3, 1904 (a Friday). We don't have any burial details.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William F. 'Bill' Pfann<1>
  • George 'Shorty' Redding
  • Dewey Robertson
    • Professional wrestler. He was born in Kitchener (ON) on February 28, 1939 (a Tueday) and died in Hamilton (ON) on August 16, 2007 (a Thursday) at the age of 68. He is buried at Woodland Cemetery (Hamilton Regional Municipality, Ontario).
    • Hamilton is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dewey Robertson<1>
  • Glen Sonmore
    • Professional hockey. He was born in Moose Jaw (SK) on April 22, 1929 (a Monday) and died in Paris (ON) on December 14, 2014 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Lakewood Cemetery (Hennepin County, Minnesota).
    • Paris is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cranston.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Glen Sonmore<1>

The official website for Province of Ontario: https://www.ontario.ca/

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: findagrave.com.




 

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