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Memorable Manitobans: David Lloyd George “Dave” Dunning (1918-2004)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born in the Rural Municipality of Lansdowne on 10 February 1918, son of Joseph Dunning and Annie Cole, he moved to McCreary with his family in 1921. On 2 November 1940, he married Vera Shaw (1918-2010) of Norgate and they had one daughter. In 1942, he enlisted with the Winnipeg Light Infantry, and was medically discharged in 1943, after which he and his wife farmed in the Turtle Plains School District. In 1958, he was hired to supervise the construction of the Wilson Creek Weir, a two-month job that turned into a 23-year position. He was councillor in the Rural Municipality of McCreary from 1955 to 1958, a drainage trustee from 1956 to 1967, and Reeve from 1964 to 1986. He participated enthusiastically in the sport of curling and was an avid hockey fan. In 1990, the couple sold the farm and moved to Brandon. In 1998, they relocated to Arborg where he died on 29 October 2004 and was buried in the Kelwood Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 02 November 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2020

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