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List of people from Moncton

This is a list of notable people from Moncton, New Brunswick. Although not everyone in this list was born in Moncton, they all live or have lived in Moncton and have had significant connections to the community.

Musicians

  • Marg Osburne, Country and Gospel singer, Television and Radio personality. Featured on "Don Messer's Jubilee" and "That Maritime Feeling"
  • Eric's Trip and Julie Doiron, indie rock musicians
  • Hope Internationally known punk rock band. Toured with the Vans Warped Tour in 2002
  • Marie-Jo Thério, Acadian singer and actress
  • Lina Boudreau, Acadian songstress
  • George Hebert, guitar player and member of Anne Murray's band since the 1970s.
  • Theresa Malenfant, jazz and blues singer
  • Jasper Wood, internationally renowned concert violinist
  • Roger Lord, internationally renowned concert pianist, brother of former Premier Bernard Lord
  • Arthur LeBlanc, (1906-1985), internationally renowned concert violinist
  • Matt Minglewood, rock musician

Thespians

  • Marshall Button, artistic director of the Capitol Theatre, comedian, created the character "Lucien"
  • Sandy Gillis, comedian, better known as "Jimmy the Janitor"
  • Bernard Robichaud, actor, played "Cyrus" on TV's Trailer Park Boys
  • Robb Wells, actor, plays "Ricky" on TV's Trailer Park Boys
  • Keith Alward, Co-Founder of GoblinSuit Productions film company.
  • Viola Léger, actress and retired Canadian Senator, known for her role as La Sagouine
  • Holly Dignard, actress, plays "Nicole Miller" on the CTV series "Whistler"

Writers and artists

  • Raymonde April, widely exhibited photographic artist both domestically and internationally.
  • Dolores Breau, renowned and award winning Acadian photographer.
  • Sheree Fitch, children's author
  • Maurice Henri, photographer
  • Gérald Leblanc, author and poet
  • Dano LeBlanc, author of Acadieman
  • Antonine Maillet, francophone author, recipient of the "Prix Goncourt", the highest honour in francophone literature.
  • Archibald McLellan, founding editor of the Christian Science Monitor.
  • George Steeves, contemporary photographer
  • Michael de Adder, political cartoonist
  • Elyse Richard, graphical design

Athletes

Academics

  • Northrop Frye (1912-1991), scholar and literary critic
  • James E. Lockyer, law professor and former New Brunswick Minister of Justice
  • Donald Savoie, political scientist

Lawyers and politicians

  • Ivan Cleveland Rand (1884-1969), Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Creator of the Rand Formula which allows union dues to be automatically subtracted from workers salaries. Member of the UNSCOP which oversaw the partition of Palestine in 1947.
  • Michel Bastarache, Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada
  • Reuben Cohen lawyer and magnate
  • Henry Robert Emmerson (1853-1914), Premier of New Brunswick (1897-1900), Federal Minister of Railways and Canals (1904-1907)
  • Clifford William Robinson (1866-1944), Premier of New Brunswick (1907-1908), Canadian Senator
  • James Alexander Murray, (1864-1960), Premier of New Brunswick (1917)
  • Allison Dysart, (1880-1962), Premier of New Brunswick (1935-1940)
  • Frank McKenna, Premier of New Brunswick (1987-1997), former Canadian ambassador to the United States of America.
  • Raymond Frenette, Premier of New Brunswick (1997-1998)
  • Bernard Lord, Premier of New Brunswick (1999-2006)
  • Herménégilde Chiasson, artist, academic, current Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick
  • Roméo LeBlanc, former federal Minister of Fisheries, Senator and Speaker of the Canadian Senate. Governor-General of Canada (1995-1999).
  • Claudette Bradshaw, former federal Minister of Labour (1998-2004)
  • Brenda Robertson, first female member of the New Brunswick legislature and the first female cabinet minister in New Brunswick, Canadian Senator (1984-2004)
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