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Memorable Manitobans: John Leonard Condra (1932-2010)

Lawyer, businessman.

Born in the north end of Winnipeg, he attended St. John’s Technical High School and graduated from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1959, after which he and his wife moved to Montreal then Toronto. They returned to Winnipeg to raise their children, and owned and operated The House of Cheese on Spence Street in the late 1960s. He worked for many years at Winnipeg School Division, followed by work in private practice. He served on the boards of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, Prairie Public Television, and the International Peace Gardens. He was President of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and the Manitoba Conservatory of Music and Arts, and was a governor and then President of the Winnipeg Winter Club. He died at Winnipeg on 6 February 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 February 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2014

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