Henry Thomas Joseph “Harry” Hibbs

Henry Thomas Joseph “Harry” Hibbs

Birth
Bell Island, Avalon Peninsula Census Division, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Death 21 Dec 1989 (aged 47)
Toronto, Toronto Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Burial Woodbridge, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada
Memorial ID 39367314 · View Source
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Musician-Singer, Songwriter and Accordionist. He was born Henry Thomas Joseph Hibbs on Bell Island, Newfoundland. He spent his youth on Bell Island and attended St. Kevin's High School, Wabana. His father, A fiddle player, Taught him to play music before his death. After his father died, He and his family moved to Toronto, Ontario Canada. He worked at various factory jobs until he became injured making it impossible for him to do manual labor, So he went to music. He was a member of Caribou Show Band, Was signed by ARC Records and recorded 26 albums of which several went gold. A few of his songs were, 'Nobody's Child', 'The Wild Rover', 'My Lovely Irish Rose', 'The Bell Island Song', 'Bell Island Boy', and many more. In 1968 he was aired in a weekly television show, 'At The Caribou' on CHCH Hamilton. He also appeared on many other television shows such as The Tommy Hunter Show, Singalong Jubilee and Don Messer's Jubilee. In 1978 he opened a nightclub 'Conception Bay' in Toronto. He was inducted into the 'Porcupine Hall of Fame' in 1993. He received many awards for his many accomplishments. His legacy and music lives on. Cause of death Cancer.


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  • Maintained by: Mary(Coggin)Russell
  • Originally Created by: Thelma
  • Added: 12 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39367314
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Thomas Joseph “Harry” Hibbs (11 Sep 1942–21 Dec 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39367314, citing Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, Woodbridge, York Regional Municipality, Ontario, Canada ; Maintained by Mary(Coggin)Russell (contributor 46598967) .