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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Bannister (1920-1996)

Municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 24 February 1920, he was raised at Bangor and Rockford, Saskatchewan. During the Second World War, he served for two and a half years with the Canadian Army. He worked as a carman at the Weston Shops of the Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring in 1977. In the 1950s, he served as a councilor for the Town of Brooklands, later serving several years as Mayor. After its merger with St. James, he was a councilor and, for four years, Deputy Mayor. Following amalgamation into Unicity, he was a school trustee. Following retirement, he was curator for the St. James Museum, of which he was a long-time member. He died on 10 April 1996.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1996, page 37.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2012

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