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List of famous people from Prince Edward Island, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Prince Edward Island, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Prince Edward Island you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Prince Edward Island, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

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If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Prince Edward Island?" or "Which celebrities were born in Prince Edward Island?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Mark Strand is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Mark Strand age 83 - Mark Strand was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator. He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1990 and received the Wallace Stevens ...more

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Mike Duffy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Mike Duffy age 69 - Michael Dennis "Mike" Duffy is a Canadian senator and former Canadian television journalist. Prior to his appointment to the upper house in 2008, he was the Ottawa editor for CTV News ...more

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Michael Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Michael Kennedy age 61 - Michael Kennedy is a Canadian film and television director, writer and composer born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

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Louis Henry Davies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Louis Henry Davies Died at 79 (1845-1924) - Sir Louis Henry Davies, PC KCMG QC was a Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician, and judge from the province of Prince Edward Island. In a public career spanning six decades, he served as ...more

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Chris Murphy is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Chris Murphy age 48 - Chris Murphy is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan. Although born in Prince Edward Island, Murphy is commonly associated with Nova Scotia; like his bandmates, he currently resides in ...more

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Andrew Macphail is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Andrew Macphail Died at 74 (1864-1938) - Sir John Andrew Macphail was a Canadian physician, author, professor of medicine, and soldier. "A prolific and versatile writer, Sir Andrew Macphail was one of the most influential Canadian ...more

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Gilbert Buote is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Gilbert Buote Died at 71 (1833-1904) - Gilbert Buote was an Acadian educator, publisher and author. Buote was born in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. He, along with his son François-Joseph, founded and published the first ...more

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Earl Ross is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Earl Ross Died at 73 (1941-2014) - Earl Ross born in Fortune, Prince Edward Island, Canada was a Canadian race car driver who competed in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1973 to 1976 driving the Carling Red Cap #52.

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Robert Falconer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Robert Falconer Died at 76 (1867-1943) - Sir Robert Alexander Falconer, KCMG was a Canadian academic and bible scholar. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, the eldest child of a Presbyterian minister and his wife. He ...more

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Anita Daher is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Anita Daher Anita Daher is a Canadian writer of juvenile and teen books. She has said she draws writing inspiration from the many places where she has spent time, including Summerside, Prince Edward Island; ...more

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Shawn Murphy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Shawn Murphy age 64 - Shawn Murphy, PC, MP, QC is a Canadian politician. Murphy attended the University of Prince Edward Island, and later the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law, graduating with a law degree ...more

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Bob MacMillan is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Bob MacMillan age 64 - Robert Lea MacMillan is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the NHL for 11 seasons from 1974–75 until 1984–85. MacMillan was drafted 15th overall by the New York ...more

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Hugh John Montgomery is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Hugh John Montgomery Died at 80 (1876-1956) - Hugh John Montgomery was a merchant fox farmer and a provincial politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a politician on the municipal and provincial levels of government in Alberta. On the ...more

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Jared Connaughton is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Jared Connaughton age 31 - Jared Connaughton is a former Canadian track athlete who specialized in the 100m and 200m.

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Rose Cousins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Rose Cousins Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

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Bennett Campbell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Bennett Campbell Died at 65 (1943-2008) - William Bennett Campbell, PC was a politician and the 24th Premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Campbell was a teacher by profession before entering ...more

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Jeff MacArthur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Jeff MacArthur Jeff MacArthur is a Canadian netcasting and tech personality. MacArthur co-created commandN.tv, a technology/social media video podcast with his sister, Amber MacArthur, and has acted as co-host ...more

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Suzanne Birt is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Suzanne Birt age 35 - Suzanne Birt is a Canadian curler from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

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Franklin Knight Lane is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Franklin Knight Lane Died at 57 (1864-1921) - Franklin Knight Lane was an American Democratic politician from California who served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913 to 1920. He also served as a commissioner of the ...more

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John Howatt Bell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
John Howatt Bell Died at 83 (1846-1929) - John Howatt Bell was a lawyer and politician who served as the 14th Premier of Prince Edward Island. Bell was born in Cape Traverse, the son of Walter Bell and Elizabeth Howatt. He was educated ...more

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Milton Acorn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Milton Acorn Died at 63 (1923-1986) - Milton James Rhode Acorn, nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Acorn was a World War II ...more

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James Colledge Pope is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
James Colledge Pope Died at 59 (1826-1885) - James Colledge Pope, PC was a land proprietor and politician on Prince Edward Island, Canada. He served as premier of the colony from 1865 to 1867, and from 1870 to 1872. He was premier of PEI ...more

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Aubin-Edmond Arsenault is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Aubin-Edmond Arsenault Died at 98 (1870-1968) - Aubin-Edmond Arsenault was a Prince Edward Island politician. He was the 13th Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1917 to 1919. Born in Egmont Bay, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, ...more

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Gerard Gallant is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Gerard Gallant age 53 - Gerard Gallant is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former NHL player. He is the head coach for the Florida Panthers and a former assistant coach to the Montreal Canadiens. Gallant was drafted by ...more

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Joe Ghiz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Joe Ghiz Died at 51 (1945-1996) - Joseph Atallah "Joe" Ghiz was the 27th Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1986 to 1993, an educator of law and a justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island. He was the ...more

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Gordon Lockhart Bennett is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Gordon Lockhart Bennett Died at 88 (1912-2000) - Gordon Lockhart Bennett, OC was a Canadian teacher, politician and the 21st Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island. Born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, he received a Bachelor of ...more

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Claire Rankin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Claire Rankin age 42 - Claire Rankin is a Canadian actress. She was raised in Prince Edward Island and is a trained singer and dancer. Rankin has appeared in over 40 films and television shows, including "The ...more

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Lennie Gallant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Lennie Gallant age 62 - Lennie Gallant, CM is a Canadian singer-songwriter. His music crosses into the folk, Celtic, rock and country music genres.

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Roger Charles Bell is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Roger Charles Bell age 71 - Roger Charles Bell is a former Canadian secondary school teacher and convicted criminal from Prince Edward Island. Born in Murray River in 1944, Bell is a graduate of University of Western ...more

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Lorie Kane is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Lorie Kane age 52 - Lorie Kane, CM is a professional golfer on the LPGA Tour. She began her career on the LPGA Tour in 1996 and has four career victories on the tour. She became a member of the Order of Canada at a ...more

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George Godfrey is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
George Godfrey Died at 48 (1853-1901) - George "Old Chocolate" Godfrey was a Black Canadian heavyweight boxer who held the distinction of being World 'Colored' Heavyweight Champion during his career. He is not to be confused ...more

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Thane Campbell is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Thane Campbell Died at 83 (1895-1978) - Thane Alexander Campbell, CC was a Prince Edward Island politician and jurist, who served as the 19th Premier of Prince Edward Island from 1936 to 1943.

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Neil McLeod is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Neil McLeod Died at 73 (1842-1915) - Neil McLeod was a Prince Edward Island lawyer, judge and politician, the fifth Premier. He was born at Uigg on the island to Roderick McLeod and Flora McDonald, Scottish immigrants. He was ...more

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Alex Campbell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Alex Campbell age 83 - Alexander Bradshaw Campbell, PC OC OPEI is a former politician of Prince Edward Island, Canada. He is the son of former premier Thane A. Campbell and Cecilia L. Bradshaw. He entered politics by ...more

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Mark Flood is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Mark Flood age 31 - Mark Flood is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the KHL Medveščak Zagreb of the Kontinental Hockey League. He has previously played with the New York ...more

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Lawrence MacAulay is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Lawrence MacAulay age 69 - Lawrence A. MacAulay, PC is a Canadian politician. MacAulay is a current member of the Liberal Party of Canada in the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Cardigan, Prince ...more

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Lloyd Duffy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Lloyd Duffy age 71 - Lloyd Duffy is a retired Canadian Champion jockey in Thoroughbred flat horse racing who uniquely is also a licensed driver of harness racing horses. As a teenager, Duffy began attending harness ...more

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Harry D. McLean is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Harry D. McLean Died at 85 (1877-1962) - Harry Daniel McLean was a merchant and political figure on Prince Edward Island. He represented 1st Kings in the Legislative Assembly of Prince Edward Island from 1916 to 1935 as a Conservative. ...more

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Tyler Larter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Tyler Larter age 47 - Tyler Larter is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centre. He played in one National Hockey League game for the Washington Capitals.

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Alexander Warburton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Alexander Warburton Died at 77 (1852-1929) - Alexander Bannerman Warburton was a politician, jurist and author, who served as the seventh Premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Alexander was born in Summerside, the son of James ...more

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Wayne Cheverie is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Wayne Cheverie age 65 - Wayne Cheverie is a Canadian former attorney, politician, government minister and currently a justice of the Supreme Court of Prince Edward Island. He was born in Charlottetown, the son of ...more

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Francis Haszard is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Francis Haszard Died at 89 (1849-1938) - Francis Longworth Haszard was a Prince Edward Island politician and jurist, the tenth Premier of Prince Edward Island. Haszard's family had been United Empire Loyalists moving to PEI from the ...more

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Bob Stewart is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Bob Stewart age 66 - Robert Harold Stewart is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played 9 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Cleveland ...more

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Donald Alexander MacKinnon is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Donald Alexander MacKinnon Died at 65 (1863-1928) - Donald Alexander MacKinnon was a Canadian teacher, lawyer, politician, author, and the eighth Lieutenant Governor of Prince Edward Island from 1904 to 1910. Born in Uigg, Prince Edward Island, ...more

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Morgan Ellis is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Morgan Ellis age 23 - Morgan Ellis is a Canadian ice hockey player.

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Alexander Wallace Matheson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Alexander Wallace Matheson Died at 73 (1903-1976) - Alexander Wallace Matheson was a Prince Edward Island politician. He was born in Bellevue, Prince Edward Island. He was first elected to the provincial legislature in 1940 as a Liberal, ...more

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Orville Howard Phillips is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Orville Howard Phillips Died at 85 (1924-2009) - Orville Howard Phillips, was a Canadian dental surgeon, politician, and senator. Born in O'Leary, Prince Edward Island, the son of J.S. and Maude Phillips, he received his D.D.S. from Dalhousie ...more

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M. Elizabeth Cannon is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
M. Elizabeth Cannon M. Elizabeth Cannon, FRSC, is a Canadian Geomatics Engineer and current President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calgary.

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David MacEachern is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
David MacEachern age 49 - David "Eli" MacEachern is a Canadian bobsledder who competed in the 1990s. Competing in three Winter Olympics, he and Pierre Lueders won the gold medal in the two-man event at Nagano ...more

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Gary Simmons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Prince Edward Island
Gary Simmons age 71 - Gary Simmons is a former ice hockey goaltender. He played parts of 4 seasons in the National Hockey League with the California Seals, Cleveland Barons, and Los Angeles Kings. Simmons was a large ...more