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Memorable Manitobans: David Henry Brewster (1882-1953)

Machinist, municipal politician.

Born at Glassville, New Brunswick, he came to Manitoba and settled at Rivers for a few years before moving to Transcona in 1912, where he found work as a machinist with the Canadian National Railway. He retired in 1947. He served 33 years as a Justice of the Peace, Grand Chancellor for Manitoba and Supreme Master-at-Arms of the Knights of Pythias, and Noble Grand of the Odd Fellows (Transcona Lodge No. 81). He was a councillor and Mayor of the Town of Transcona.

He died at Transcona on 31 January 1953 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery.


“D. H. Brewster, former Transcona mayor, dies at 71” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1953.

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