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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie Galbraith Archibald (1926-2011)

Printer, community activist.

Born at Edinburgh, Scotland on 18 July 1926, he spent his youth there then joined the Royal Navy during the last years of the Second World War. Following his return from military service, he returned to a seven-year apprenticeship as a compositor. He emigrated with his wife to Canada in 1957 and took employment with Bulman Brothers Printing. He spent most of his career at Public Press, where he worked mainly in the composing room as a proofreader until he was promoted to the Planning Department. He retired in 1988.

He was active in many Scottish associations including the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (Secretary-Treasurer, Honorary President, Life Member), Winnipeg Robert Burns Club (President, Treasurer, Honorary Life Member), Manitoba Highland Dancers Association, and Sons of Scotland. He was also active in the Masons (Lord Selkirk Lodge No. 137, later amalgamated with St. John’s Lodge No. 4).

He died at Winnipeg on 28 January 2011.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2013

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