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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Wilfred Costigan (1896-1956)


Born at Portage la Prairie on 26 May 1896, the son of Cyprian Costigan and Antonina Rowcari. He received his education in Portage public schools and Portage Collegiate Institute, later attending St. Boniface College at St. Boniface. He joined the staff of the Bank of Nova Scotia and after six years left to work in business as a confectionier with his father, who predeceased him in 1923. Costigan was active in the work of the Portage Elks Lodge, having served as an Exalted Ruler. For many years he chaired the carnival committee of the Lodge. He was also a past president of the Portage Country Club, Portage Hockey Club, past presiding knight of the Portage sub-council, Knights of Columbus, and trustee of St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. He served on the board of the Children’s Aid Society of Central Manitoba and was treasurer for three years. He died at Portage la Prairie on 24 May 1956.


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2016

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