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Memorable Manitobans: John Harold Belows (1914-2003)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 19 June 1914, he grew up near Morris. He served in Canadian Forces and held a variety of jobs until the 1940s when, along with his brother Art, he founded the heavy construction company Belows Brothers Limited. He served as Mayor of Assiniboia (1962-1967) and was instrumental in development of the St. James Assiniboia Historical Museum. After selling his business in 1974, he retired to Fort Myers, Florida where he died on 24 April 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 December 2014

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