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Memorable Manitobans: Ivan James Rochester Deacon (1901-1974)


Born at Mattawa, Ontario, he moved to Winnipeg in 1918. He was a partner in the law firm of D’Arcy and Deacon, President of the Law Society of Manitoba, President of the Manitoba Bar Association, and Vice-President of the Canadian Bar Association. In 1950, he was made a King’s Counsel. He was a member of the Masons (Scottish Rite) and Shriners, YWCA Association for Retarded Children, and Manitoba Pharmaceutical Association. He died at his Winnipeg home on 17 June 1974 and was buried in St. John’s Cemetery.


“Eight Manitobans receive King’s Counsel honors,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1949, page 1.

“King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 1950, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 June 1974.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2016

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