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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Boyce (1855-1919)

Carriage manufacturer.

Born at Sydenham, Ontario on 3 November 1855, son of William Boyce and Kate Lavina Haight, he was educated at Kingston public schools then left at the age of sixteen to learn the carriage business at Collinsby. After a few years, he moved to Toronto. In 1878 he arrived in Winnipeg where he took a job with the firm of Montgomery Brothers. Three years later, he went into business for himself, starting the Boyce Carriage Company, one of the first of its kind in western Canada.

He was married twice, first to Mary Eliza Taylor who died in 1900, leaving two children: Wilfred Boyce and Norman Boyce. He remarried, to Ada Wilkinson. He was a member of the IOOF and a member of the Winnipeg Board of Trade.

He died at Winnipeg on 24 May 1919.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2009

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