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Memorable Manitobans: Alan Edward “Al” Boitson (1939-2005)

Businessman.

Born at Komarno in 1939 to Fredrick Boitson (1905-1952) and Anastasia “Nettie” Boitson (?-1991), he grew up at nearby Pleasant Home district. At the age of 16, he moved to Winnipeg and attended St. John’s High School, graduating in 1957. In the years following, he worked for Sony Industries, Marshall Wells Hardware, and Investors Group Financial Planning. He was active in Junior Football as General Manager of the Winnipeg Hawkeyes and won the National Junior Football Championship in 1972. He co-founded and operated Unicity Sporting Goods, then became a sales representative for Meaghers Distillers in 1978, moving over to Seagrams Distillers in 1982. In 1993, he founded Alin Beverage Company Inc. and continued to run its operations until his death. He died at Winnipeg Beach and his remains are entombed in the Chapel of Eternal Memories Mausoleum at Winnipeg. He and his wife Linda had two children.

Sources:

Obituary [Anastasia Boitson], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 February 1991, page 41.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 2005.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 23 August 2021

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