Fleming, Rae Bruce (1944-2022)

From RB Fleming’s website:

R B Fleming (MA, PhD) is a biographer and historian whose published works include two local histories, Eldon Connections (1975) and Argyle, A Pioneer Village (1976); a biography of a Sir William Mackenzie (The Railway King of Canada, 1991); a picture book about Canadians who came out to see King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939 (The Royal Tour of Canada, 2002); and a well illustrated book about Canadian general stores called General Stores of Canada: Merchants and Memories. He has edited several books, including Boswell’s Children, The Art of the Biography (1994), which includes his own essay on Mackenzie; and The Wartime Letters of Leslie & Cecil Frost, for which Fleming wrote an extensive Introduction. His latest book is Peter Gzowski, A Biography, an acclaimed portrait of one of Canada’s greatest broadcast journalists.


Obituary for Rae Fleming

May 17, 1944 – April 25, 2022 (https://www.legacy.com/ca/obituaries/mykawartha/name/rae-fleming-obituary?pid=202015573)
Local historian, author, and lecturer, Rae Bruce Fleming passed away in Lindsay April 25, 2022. Born to parents Victor and Myrtle (Mitchell) Fleming, Rae grew up and lived most of his life in Argyle. He authored several books of local history and biography, among them Eldon Connections: Portrait of a Township; The Railway King of Canada, Sir William Mackenzie, 1849-1923; Gzowski: A Biography; and most recently edited and contributed to Looking for Old Victoria County and its sequel, More Surprising and Intriguing Things About Old Victoria County. A dedicated world traveller and swimmer, Rae was active in many historical societies and organizations including The Lindsay Canadian Club, The College Community Choir, as well as his book club and “coffee klatch.” Rae is predeceased by his parents and sister Helen (late George) Cameron. He is survived by his niece, Jane (Garry) Veale, great niece and nephews Joanna (Rob) Jeffery, John (Ashley) Veale, and Geoff Veale as well as five great-great nieces.