Motor show artist

Here’s a photo from the November 15 1937 edition of the Toronto Daily Star of a singer who performed at the recent National Motor Show.

Rex Lelacheur (1910-1984) moved to Ottawa in the 1940s. After a period of time as an insurance agent, he embarked on a full-time music career in 1951, working as a music teacher, choir conductor, and composer.

He has left behind a reasonably large Internet footprint. A search turned up:

  • An entry in the French version of the Canadian Encyclopedia
  • His Find a Grave entry
  • His television credit: in 1957, he appeared in one episode of the CBC TV series Folio
  • A Canadian government archives record of stored materials (textual records and audio cassettes)
  • In 1967, he released a single, “Centennial Hymn” (backed with “Interfaith Hymn of Praise”)

The 1937 Toronto city directory lists him: he was working as a salesman and living in Leaside.

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