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Memorable Manitobans: William Donald “Don” Baldwin (1925-2006)

Architect.

Born at Wilke, Saskatchewan on 7 August 1925, he was raised at Springside, Saskatchewan. In 1950, he completed a Bachelor of Architecture degree at the University of Manitoba and married his wife Marie. Beginning his 40-year career as an architect at Hamilton, Ontario, he returned to Winnipeg in 1957 to accept the position of Chief Architect with Hudson’s Bay House. He later joined the firm Green Blackstein Russell Associates and became a partner in 1973. Prominent in the field of architecture, he served as the President of the Manitoba Association of Architects (1975-1976) and the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (1977-1978). His hobbies included carpentry, spending time at a cottage on Lake of the Woods, golfing, and curling. He died on 1 October 2006 and was buried in the Lake of the Woods Cemetery at Kenora, Ontario.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 2016.

“They will not be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 January 2007, page B1.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 17 January 2017

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