Roy Kenzie Kiyooka (1926 - 1994) was born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, and grew up in Calgary, Alberta. He was known as a painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, poet, and author. His book, Pear Tree Pomes, was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. He had also published Mothertalk, Pacific Rim Letters, and Transcanada Letters. In 1978, Kiyooka was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.