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Don Messer
Original name: Donald Charles Frederick Messer
Birth: May 9, 1909
Harvey Station
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Mar. 26, 1973

Country Musician. A native of Tweedside, New Brunswick, Canada, he is best remembered as the host of the Canadian television series, "Don Messer's Jubilee" from 1959 to 1969. The show featured music including country acts and several top celtic fiddlers. Messer also founded many music groups which featured both fiddle and violin music. His group's included the 'New Brunswick Lumberjacks,' 'Don Messer And The Backwoods Breakdowns,' and 'Don Messeer And His Islanders.' In 1973 at the age of 63 Don Messer passed away after suffering a heart attack. In 1998 he was honoured posthumously with the Dr. Helen Creighton Lifetime Achievement Award for Canadian Performing Artists. (bio by: K) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Messer (1867 - 1937)
  Margaret Agnes Moffitt Messer (1867 - 1921)
 
 Siblings:
  Norman Alwood Messer (1893 - 1979)*
  Doris Mildred Christina Messer Davis (1907 - 1997)*
  Don Messer (1909 - 1973)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
Lower Sackville
Halifax County
Nova Scotia, Canada
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: K
Record added: Mar 30, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8577764
Don Messer
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- Billy R. Edgar
 Added: Oct. 11, 2016

- chris graziano
 Added: May. 9, 2016
Happy Birthday. Thank you for the wonderful memories from my youth.
- a sincere fan
 Added: May. 9, 2016
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