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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, Manitoba in 1929 to assist in the construction of the grain elevators there. Serving in the RCAF 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 very much involved in the United Church, Chamber of Commerce, Glee Club, Community Club and RCAFA, also serving as a past president of the Royal Canadian Legion. In 1984, Balfour moved to Calgary, Alberta where he died on 20 December 1991.

Sources:

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

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 30 September 2009

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