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Memorable Manitobans: John Mellis Balfour (1900-1991)

Civil servant, teacher.

Bornat Kippen, Ontario on 29 November 1900, he moved to Churchill in 1929 to assist in the construction of the grain elevators there. Serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War, he and his family went to Flin Flon, where he worked as the Town Assessor, also serving as a Justice of the Peace, Coroner and Bailiff, among other positions. He was also much involved in the United Church, Chamber of Commerce, Glee Club, Community Club and RCAFA, also serving as a President of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 1984, he moved to Calgary, Alberta where he died on 20 December 1991.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1991, page 16.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 3 August 2022

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