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Famous People From Prince Edward Island

Updated June 8, 2017 32k views284 items

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.

List includes Clifford J. Lee, Joseph Aubin Doiron and more.

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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  • 1

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) 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...  more
  • 2
    Age: 75

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Michael Dennis Duffy (born May 27, 1946) 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
  • 3

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Michael Kennedy (born 1954) is a Canadian film and television director, writer, actor and cinematographer born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada....  more
  • 4
    Dec. at 78 (1845-1924)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Sir Louis Henry Davies (May 4, 1845 – May 1, 1924) was a Canadian lawyer, businessman and politician, and judge from the province of Prince Edward Island. In a public career spanning six decades,...  more
  • 5

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Chris Murphy (born November 7, 1968) is a member of the Canadian rock band Sloan....  more
  • 6
    Dec. at 73 (1864-1938)

    BirthplaceOrwell, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Sir John Andrew Macphail, (November 24, 1864 – September 23, 1938) was a Canadian physician, author, professor of medicine, and soldier. Macphail was a prolific writer, and an influential...  more
  • 7
    Dec. at 71 (1833-1904)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Gilbert Buote (20 February 1833 – 16 July 1904) was an Acadian educator, publisher and author.Buote was born in Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. He, along with his son François-Joseph, founded and...  more
  • 8
    Dec. at 73 (1941-2014)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    Earl Ross (September 4, 1941 – September 18, 2014) 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...  more
  • 9
    Dec. at 76 (1867-1943)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Sir Robert Alexander Falconer (10 February 1867 – 4 November 1943) was a Canadian academic and bible scholar....  more
  • 10
    Anita Daher is a Canadian author, screenwriter, and actor based in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She has been entrenched in the book publishing industry since 1995 and has had fourteen (and counting) books...  more
  • 11

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Shawn Murphy may refer to: Shawn Murphy (politician) Shawn Murphy (American football) Shawn Murphy (sound engineer)...  more
  • 12

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Robert Lea MacMillan (born December 3, 1952) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey forward who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) for 11 seasons from 1974–75 until 1984–85....  more
  • 13
    Dec. at 80 (1876-1956)

    BirthplaceBedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Hugh John Montgomery (July 31, 1876 – August 30, 1956) was a politician from Alberta, Canada. He served as a politician on the municipal and provincial levels of government in Alberta. He served on...  more
  • 14

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Jared Connaughton (born July 20, 1985) is a former Canadian track athlete who specialized in the 100m and 200m....  more
  • 15
    Rose Cousins is a Canadian folk-pop singer-songwriter. Born and raised in Prince Edward Island, she is currently based in Halifax, Nova Scotia....  more
  • 16
    Dec. at 65 (1943-2008)

    BirthplaceMontague, Canada

    William Bennett Campbell, (August 27, 1943 – September 11, 2008) was a politician and the 24th premier of Prince Edward Island, Canada. Born in Montague, Prince Edward Island, Campbell was a teacher...  more
  • 17
    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 and...  more
  • 18

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Suzanne Birt (born October 2, 1981 in Summerside, Prince Edward Island) is a Canadian curler from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island....  more
  • 19
    Dec. at 56 (1864-1921)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Franklin Knight Lane (July 15, 1864 – May 18, 1921) was a political progressive and American Democratic politician from California who served as United States Secretary of the Interior from 1913 to...  more
  • 20
    Dec. at 82 (1846-1929)

    BirthplacePrince Edward Island, Canada

    John Howatt Bell (December 13, 1846 – January 29, 1929) 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...  more
  • 21
    Dec. at 63 (1923-1986)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright....  more
  • 22
    Dec. at 58 (1826-1885)

    BirthplaceBedeque, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    James Colledge Pope, (June 11, 1826 – May 8, 1885) was a land proprietor and politician on Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada. He served as premier of the colony from 1865 to 1867, and from 1870 to...  more
  • 23
    Dec. at 97 (1870-1968)

    BirthplacePrince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Aubin-Edmond Arsenault (28 July 1870 – 29 April 1968) 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,...  more
  • 24

    BirthplaceSummerside, Canada

    Gerard Gallant (born September 2, 1963) is a Canadian ice hockey coach and former player. He is currently the head coach for the Vegas Golden Knights of the National Hockey League (NHL)....  more
  • 25
    Dec. at 51 (1945-1996)

    BirthplaceCharlottetown, Canada

    Joseph Atallah "Joe" Ghiz (January 27, 1945 – November 9, 1996) 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...  more