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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Allan Ellis (1932-2002)

Architect, educator.

Born at Dayton, Ohio on 4 February 1932, he studied Architecture at the University of Cincinnati and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1961, he moved to Winnipeg where he taught for 32 years in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba. He served on numerous arts and community committees, including the Royal Winnipeg Ballet and Manitoba Film Classification Board. He designed the gate to the International Peace Garden. He died on 27 November 2002.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 December 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2014

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