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William John Antliff Bulman

Businessman, administrator.

Born at Winnipeg, son of John Noel Thompson “Jack” Bulman and Ruth O’Dell Antliff (1899-1987), he worked in the family-owned printing business, retiring as Chairman and President of The Bulman Group Limited. He was also Chairman and General Manager of the Manitoba Telephone System (1980-1981), Chancellor of the University of Winnipeg (1984-1996), President of the Manitoba Club (1973-1974), and served on committees of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was a member of boards for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery, and Winnipeg United Way. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame (1988) and Order of Canada (2000), and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012), and an honorary doctorate from the University of Winnipeg (1983).


“Order welcomes three from Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2000, page 17.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 March 2020

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