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Famous people from Brantford ON

There are many things and features that make Town of Brantford ON a popular city. From simple things like its strategic location on the grand river, the beautiful parks, and the thriving business industry all the way to the great infrastructure and well-established road connections and great annual events and festivals. Apart from these aspects, there are other things that make Brantford a famous city which includes the welcoming people of the city as well as the many famous celebrities and personalities that trace their roots back to Brantford. Below is a list of some of the city’s most famous individuals who are renowned for their success in their field of specializations or for their selfless contributions to the society.

James Hillier, OC

Hillier is a profoundly famous Son of Bradford city that is credited for his great scientific work including the invention of the first fully functional electron microscope (high resolution) in the entire North American region. Though he was born in Brantford, Canada and remained within the country until after graduating with his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto in 1941, he moved to the U.S. where he joined RCA as a junior employee and rose through the ranks to become the Company’s Executive Vice President in 1976. He retired from his role at RCA in 1977 and took on an advisory role in Third World.

Despite becoming a U.S. citizen during a big part of his adult life, Hillier was largely and adorably involved with his home community in Brantford particularly through his education-oriented foundation which was established 1993 to help support local students majoring in a science related courses pay their school fees. Hillier passed on in Princeton, NJ, leaving behind his two sons. However, he remains one of the most loved sons of Brantford.

Andrea Brooks

Andrea Brooks is a Brantford born model and popular actress who is best known for her portrayal of Faith Carter on “When Calls the Heart” and most recently for her role as Eve Teschmacher in the famous Supergirl series.

Michelle Nolden

Born in the early 1970s, Nolden is a well-known Canadian actress who traces her roots back to Brantford. She has starred in various television shows and films including ZOS, Street Time, Republic of Doyle, Numb3rs, and Men with Brooms among other notable projects. She is also the writer and director in the film “Loonie” and a nominee for a Gemini Award and an ACTRA Award.

Other popular people from the city both from the past and present include June Callwood, Thomas B. Costain, Pauline Johnson, Jay Silverheels, Alexander Graham Bell, and Alfred Apps among others.