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Memorable Manitobans: David Reginald “Dave” Bonner (1928-2006)

News photographer.

Born at Winnipeg on 24 March 1928, after developing an early interest in photography, at the age of 18 he became a news photographer with the Winnipeg Free Press. After a 32-year career with the Free Press, he worked for the Winnipeg Tribune for nine months until it ceased operations, after which he worked as a freelance photographer. He had also contributed to The Maple Leaf Legacy Project by photographing the tombstones of soldiers who had lost their lives in war. In 1946, he became a life member of the Winnipeg Press Club and was its President in 1972. He had a cottage in La Riviere and was President of the La Riviere Ski Club for many years. He died on 16 December 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 December 2006.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 28 January 2017

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