Person:Jules Paivio (1)

Jules Peter Paivio
m. 4 Jun 1906
  1. Jules Peter Paivio1917 - 2013
  • HJules Peter Paivio1917 - 2013
  • WAdele1918 -
  1. Marilyn Paivio
  2. Ronald Paivio
Facts and Events
Name Jules Peter Paivio
Gender Male
Birth[1] 29 Apr 1917 Port Arthur, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Military[2][3][4][5][6][7] Mar 1937-Apr 1939 SpainSpanish Civil War
Residence[8] 1957 Ontario, Canada
Residence[9] 1965 Ontario, Canada
Reference Number? Q15139075?
Death[1][2][7] 4 Sep 2013 Aurora, York, Ontario, Canada

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Jules Paivio.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Jules Peter Paivo , in The Toronto Star Obituaries
    13 Sep 2013.

    PAIVIO, Jules Peter - April 29, 1917 - September 4, 2013 Passed away peacefully in his sleep in his 97th year in Aurora, Ontario. Predeceased by his wife Adele, partner Violet Jouppi, daughter Marilyn, son Ronald. Survived by sons Martin (Debbie) and Allan (Suzanne), grandchildren Kirsti (Carl), Katrina (Dominic), Maija- Liisa, Pentti, Kari and Julian Sol, and great-grandchildren Hayden, Noah and Connor, brother Allan (Dolores), and many nieces and nephews. Jules devoted his entire life to peace and humanitarian causes, at 19 fought in Spain with the International Brigade against fascism. He was the last living member of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion and was honoured with full Spanish citizenship. He served in the Canadian Army in the Second World War then graduated from the University of Toronto in Architecture in 1952. He became a professor and administrator at Ryerson from 1961-81. Upon retirement he continued his dedication to various community, environmental and political causes. A celebration of his life will be held in Aurora on September 14th at Oakland Hall Restaurant and September 28th in Sudbury at Finlandia Koti.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Jules Paivo, in Macleans: ‘You are history. You are legend.’ Canada’s last Spanish Civil War vet dies
    Article by Michael Petrou, 11 Sep 2013.

    "Jules Paivio, the last surviving Canadian to have fought in the Spanish Civil War, died last week. He was 96."

  3. Jules Paivio, in Vapaa Sana: North America's Finnish Weekly
    about 2005.

    "Man of conviction -Jules Paivio is an unwavering left-winger, academic and Spanish civil war veteran."
    Jules Paivio has throughout his life been a believer in human ability to change the world for the better. He is also the kind of man that follows his convictions as opposed to just talking about them. As a young man Paivio left home to fight in the Spanish civil war. It was a war that attracted a large number of volunteers from other countries to defend Spain against fascism. He has also been actively involved with leftwing causes and he is a long time peace activist.

  4. Jules Paivio, in Renegades: Canadians in the Spanish Civil War
    Page 138, 2008.

    "Between 1936 and 1939, almost 1,700 Canadians defied their government and volunteered to fight in the Spanish Civil War. They left behind punishing lives in Canadian relief camps, mines, and urban flophouses to confront fascism in a country few knew much about. Michael Petrou has drawn on recently declassified archival material, interviewed surviving Canadian veterans, and visited the battlefields of Spain to write the definitive account of Canadians in the Spanish Civil War. Renegades is an intimate and unflinching story of idealism and courage, duplicity and defeat." Story link: Peter Paivio&output=html_text&source=gbs_navlinks_s

  5. Jules Paivio, in The Toronto Globe and Mail: "The Mac-Paps get the last word"
    Radio audio article by Kate Taylor, 9 Nov 2012.

    At the click of a mouse, a frail and cracked old voice fills the office of a CBC radio producer. “I have been a very lucky guy … I was lined up to be shot,” says 95-year-old veteran Jules Paivio as he recalls his last-minute escape from a fascist firing squad during the Spanish Civil War.
    CBC producer Steve Wadhams is also lucky: To create The Spanish Crucible, a two-hour radio documentary filled with the voices of veterans of the Mackenzie-Papineau Battalion, he didn’t have to rely solely on his recent interview with Paivio, the last living Canadian volunteer to have fought in Spain in 1936 to 1938. Instead, he could draw on 150 hours of interviews with dozens of hearty middle-aged men that were recorded in the 1960s, but never aired."

  6. Jules Paivio, in [ Out Loud/Spanish Crucible/ID/2301610638/ CBC Radio: Living Out Loud
    Audio file, 7 Nov 2012.

    "The Spanish Crucible - Jules Paivio #3:
    Jules Paivio describes his journey from France to Spain - over goat tracks high in the Pyrenees mountains."

  7. 7.0 7.1 Jules Paivio, in The Jaily News
    19 Sep 2013.

    "Fallece Jules Paivio, último brigadista superviviente del Campo de Concentración de San Pedro de Cardeña"
    Prisoners of the Good Fight, libro de Carl Geiser.
    Archivo General Militar de Ávila.
    Archivo Intermedio Militar Noroeste de Ferrol.
    Renegades. Canadians in the Spanish Civil War, libro de Michael Petrou.
    Asociación de Amigos de las Brigadas Internacionales.
    Fuentes propias del autor.

  8. Jules Paivio, in
    Canada Census & Voter Lists 1935-1980, 1957.
  9. Jules Paivio, in
    Canada Census & Voter Lists 1935-1980, 1965.