The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Christopher Goodman and Angela Zissoff

Christopher Goodman, 57,  and Angela Zissoff, 52, stained glass Artists

The married duo from B.C. have continued the tradition began by Goodman’s father, Russell, over 55 years ago. Known for their blend of modern and traditional styles, they’ve produced some of the country’s most famous windows, including one of the largest in St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Thunder Bay, Ont. When the artists were given the task of creating a window to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee, the initial concept was to celebrate just the sovereign; however, after circulation through the department of heritage and the Senate Chambers, the idea developed to include Queen Victoria’s 60 years of reign. Within two years, this neo-Gothic-stylized, 13-foot tall, 500-piece window was installed in the main entrance to the Senate of Canada and dedicated on Feb. 7, 2012. Says Zissoff: “I wanted to portray the Monarchs in a manner that instilled pride 

in our heritage (Queen Victoria’s side) and a guiding ideal for the future (Queen Elizabeth’s side).”