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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Francis Donovan (1895-1982)

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Harold Francis Donovan
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Grain merchant.

Born at Kingston, Ontario on 16 April 1895, he came to Winnipeg at an early age. During the First World War, he served in the Royal Air Force. On returning to Winnipeg after his military discharge, he entered the grain industry as a field organizer with Manitoba Pool Elevators, later Superintendent of country elevators, Assistant Terminal Elevator Manager, and General Manager (1954-1962). He retired in July 1962. On 5 July 1930, he married Ethel Marie Lindsay (?-?) at Winnipeg. They had no children. He was a member of St. Ignatius Catholic Church and the St. Charles Country Club. He died at Winnipeg on 22 July 1982 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Jottings from the business world,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 July 1962, page 70.

Obituary [Mrs. H. F. Osborne], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1966, page 23.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 1982, page 43.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 January 2019

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