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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Daman (1896-1953)

Market gardener.

Born at Amsterdam, Holland in 1896, he came to Canada with his parents in 1910. He moved to Winnipeg in 1918, acquiring his own property on Frobisher Road in St. Vital, which he used as a market garden. He was active in the Winnipeg Gardener’s Co-operative, helping during the Second World War to form the first marketing pool in Manitoba, which registered the “Peak of the Market” brand. He was a member of the Wartime Prices and Trade Board. He and his wife were named “Mr. and Mrs. Canada No. 6” in 1946 by the Montreal Standard. He also served as Chairman of the St. Vital School Board and President of the Manitoba Horticultural Association (1942). He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 20 September 1953 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.

Uncle of William “Bill” Daman.

Sources:

“Peter Daman, co-op leader, dies at 57,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 September 1953, page 11.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 September 2021

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