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Memorable Manitobans: William Bruce Dunlop (1924-2018)


Born at Windsor, Nova Scotia on 23 June 1924, son of William Campbell Dunlop and Priscilla Dunlop, he served as a wireless navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War. After studies in agriculture, he received a Masters degree in Geology from Acadia University. He worked for the Geological Survey of Canada then various mining companies in Newfoundland and Ontario. He came to Manitoba in 1955 as a geologist with the International Nickel Company of Canada during the early development of the Thompson mining region. In 1964, he became a consulting geologist based at The Pas, with offices at Winnipeg, Toronto, and La Ronge. He received a Distinguished Service Award from the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada. He was twice a Liberal candidate for the federal Churchill constituency, being defeated in 1963 by incumbent Robert Simpson and in 1972 by Keith Taylor. He died at the Deer Lodge Centre on 11 January 2018 and was buried in The Pas Lakeside Cemetery.


“Three candidates are confident in gigantic Churchill riding,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 October 1972, page 35.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 2018.

We thank Brette Ritchie for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2018

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