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Ernest Coombs, C.M.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Ernest Coombs, C.M. C.M. Pickering
Honour Appointment Investiture
Member of the Order of Canada May 9, 1996 November 13, 1996
Affectionately known across the country as "Mr. Dressup", he has been entertaining young people in a gentle, caring fashion for three decades, refusing to succumb to a more aggressive, commercialized format. Believing that education linked with entertainment enhances the cognitive learning process, he encouraged and stimulated the imagination of pre-school children in thousands of original television programs.
Deceased on September 18, 2001.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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