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Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley Braithwaite (1892-1966)

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John Wesley Braithwaite
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Grain executive, apiarist.

Born at Port Sunlight, Cheshire, England on 30 August 1892, he first came to Canada in 1914. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served with the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers, 107th Battalion, and 1st Battalion Canadian Engineers, he returned to Canada to 1924. He was employed with Manitoba Pool Elevators as a grain buyer at Homewood (1928-1936) and Brandon (1936-1940), rising to Travelling Superintendent and finally General Superintendent. He retired in 1957. He was one of the founders of the Manitoba Co-operative Honey Producers Limited and served as its first President. He was also a member of the River Heights Lawn Bowling Club (President) and Manitoba Land Bowling Association. He died on 21 July 1966, while visiting his brother in England and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. He was survived by a widow, a son, and three daughters.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1966, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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