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Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Christopher Bonnycastle (1907-1998)


Born at Russell on 19 November 1907, son of A. L. Bonnycastle and Ellen Mary Boulton, he was educated at Trinity College School (Port Hope, Ontario) and the University of Manitoba, being selected a Rhodes Scholar from Manitoba in 1929. His business career began in London, Ontario where he was an accountant for Northern Life. He became Treasurer of John Labatt Company and, in 1949, moved to Toronto as General Manager of the National Life Assurance Company. He was Managing Director and later President of Canadian Corporate Management for 30 years. He died at Toronto on 9 October 1998.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Toronto Globe and Mail, 12 October 1998.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2014

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