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Memorable Manitobans: David Arthur Balfour (1937-1991)

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David Arthur Balfour
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Lawyer, community leader.

Born at Winnipeg in 1937, son of John Mellis Balfour (1900-1991) and Mary Jaddock Cottick (?-?), he was raised in Flin Flon, received an Arts degree from the University of Manitoba in 1961, and briefly taught at Moosehorn School (1961). He received a law degree from the University of Manitoba and joined the firm of Thompson Dorfman Sweatman in 1966. Active in the Manitoba Red Cross for many years, he was Canadian President from 1975 to 1977. He was President of the Canadian Disaster Relief Fund (1978-1893) and President of Winnipeg Meals On Wheels (1979-1981). He was married to Nancy Ann Newmark (c1946-1991). He died at Winnipeg on 2 April 1991.


Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Winnipeg bankruptcy file BK90-01-28913, David Arthur Balfour, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [Nancy Ann Balfour], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 February 1991, page 36.

Winnipeg estate file PR91-01-22549, David Arthur Balfour, Archives of Manitoba.

Obituary [John Mellis Balfour], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1991, page B16.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 November 2017

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