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Memorable Manitobans: Brian Charles Cavanagh (1930-2005)


Born at Abertridwr, Wales on 16 April 1930 to Charles Edward Cavanagh (1909-1998) and Elsie May Hembrow (1910-1983), he emigrated to Canada in 1957 with his wife Angela Fuchs, whom he had married in Germany in 1954. They went on to have three children. Divorced at Winnipeg in 1978, he married Lynn in 1979. He was appointed British Trade Commissioner at the British Vice-Consulate in Winnipeg, and served Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Saskatchewan for 24 years. For his service to Great Britain, he was awarded an MBE by Queen Elizabeth II in 1981. His diplomatic career was followed by many years in private business. He also helped in the early growth and development of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, and was active in the opera and church music scenes in Winnipeg, Victoria, Vancouver, St. John's, and Regina. He died at Regina, Saskatchewan on 19 January 2005 and was buried in the Riverside Memorial Park.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 January 2005.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 10 September 2021

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