One name I'm always looking out for in Canadian judo history is Alf Grabher. He learned his judo in England and Japan in the 1950s and then moved to Canada. At some point a few years later, I remember seeing a photo of him in judogi being presented with a large silver cup.
He got his 4th dan at the Kodokan, where he was a Kenshusei, alongside many of the other British competitive judoka of the time who trained under Leggett.
He was a ferocious competitor. After returning from Japan, a contest was scheduled between Alfie and Doug Young, another stalwart of British judo at the time. Young hadn't trained in Japan and was heard boasting that he could beat those who had trained there. According to Dennis Bloss (and Percy Sekine), this talk made Alfie so angry that on the day of the contest (which was held at the Albert Hall), he booked a room at a hotel and just lay on the bed all afternoon, working himself into a fury. Doug was much bigger, but was no match for Alfie. At the Hajime!, Alf rushed across the mat and grabbed Doug before he could take more than one step, and attacked furiously with tai-otoshi, throwing him off the mat. Doug came back on the mat, quaking, and Alf grabbed him and threw him for ippon.
Any news about Alfie in Canada would be welcome.