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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Raymond Coleman (1915-1993)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Beeston, England in 1915, he was raised in Winnipeg and attended Maison Chapelle, Provencher School, St. Paul’s High School, and the University of Manitoba Law School. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force, after which he returned to Manitoba and practiced law at Brandon and Rivers, being made a Queen’s Counsel (1958) and serving as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba (1964-1965). In 1966, he was appointed a Judge of the County Court, later serving on the Court of Queen’s Bench until retirement in 1990. He served on the St. Augustine Catholic School Board of Brandon and was a founding member of the Catholic Foundation of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 1993 and was buried in the Assumption Memorial Garden.

Sources:

“13 new QCs are named,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1957, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 March 1993, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 August 2019

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