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Memorable Manitobans: William James “Bill” Arnott (1934-2003)

Veteran, community activist.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 2 February 1934, he joined the Canadian Airborne Regiment in 1955 and was a paratrooper with over 100 jumps. After retiring from the military, he began working for Winnipeg Transit, in which capacity he became involved with the disabled community. He subsequently founded and oversaw the construction of Tranquility Place Housing Co-op and the Bill Arnott Housing Co-op. He was recognized for this work with the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal. He died at Winnipeg on 11 May 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 May 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2014

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