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Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

AGM 2019

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Memorable Manitobans: John Alton “Jack” Duncan (1932-2007)

Lawyer, judge.

He was educated at the Morden Collegiate Institute (1951), United College (now University of Winnipeg; BA 1954), and the University of Manitoba (law) and was called to the Manitoba Bar in October 1958. He practiced law in Morden for 33 years, first with his father Alton Duncan in the firm of Duncan and Duncan, then later with Ken Hanssen and Gordon Hoeschen as Duncan Hanssen & Hoeschen. In December 1978, he was made a Queen's Counsel. In 1991 he was appointed to the Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench, to serve as a Family Division judge in Brandon. In September 1996, he was transferred to the Family Division in Winnipeg, where he continued to serve as a judge until his retirement in 2006.

He served as President of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1980 to 1981. He was an active community volunteer, being a volunteer fireman and fire chief, a member of the Elks and Kinsman clubs, President and honourary life member of the Royal Canadian Legion Morden Branch No. 11, a member of the Board of Stewards of St. Paul's United Church, and a member of the Hospital Board.

He died at Winkler, Manitoba on 5 June 2007.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 June 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2014

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