Memorable Manitobans: Paul Guyot DuVal (1893-1970)
Soldier, lawyer, judge.
Born at Winnipeg on 8 October 1893, son of Frederic B. DuVal and Corinne Kearfott, he attended Alexandra School, Central Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. He joined the Fort Garry Horse in 1914, became a second lieutenant and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in 1917, where he was several times decorated. He graduated from University of Manitoba Law School in 1920 and was called to the Manitoba Bar the next year. He practiced law and was made a King’s Counsel in 1940. Appointed to the Court of Queen’s Bench in 1951, he retired in 1959.
He served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1944), chairman of the University of Manitoba Board of Governors (1951 to 1956), President of the South Winnipeg Liberal Association, co-founder and first President of the Young Men’s Section of the Winnipeg Board of Trade, a bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba (elected 1943), chairman of the Board of Managers of Knox Church (1936-1937), Chairman of the John W. Dafoe Foundation, a member of the Advisory Board of the Winnipeg Foundation, and Chairman of the Board of Mutual Investments Limited.
He and wife Isabel Cross had three children: Frederick W. DuVal, Paul N. DuVal, and Lorna K. DuVal. He played right wing for the Winnipeg Hockey Club (1913), was President of the Intercollegiate Hockey Association of Winnipeg (1913), and member of the St. Charles Country Club. In 1956, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Manitoba. He was a founding director of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation (1963).
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Many active in city’s life today attended Alexandra” by Claire Tisdale, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 January 1949.
“These Manitobans will help plan centennial,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 September 1963, page 9.
“DuVal, sister die,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1970, page 46.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 April 1970, page 36.
Page revised: 21 January 2018
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