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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Llewellyn George “Llew” Howes (c1883-1974)

Community activist.

Born at Napanee, Ontario, he came to Winnipeg in his youth and worked at a printing business. On 25 October 1916, he married Florence Victoria Forbes. In June 1923, he moved to Great Falls to work on the hydro-electric plant being built on the Winnipeg River, and he remained there as a station operator until retirement in July 1955. Active in many facets of community life, he served as a local Santa Claus for many years. In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of the Buffalo Hunt in 1973. He died at Winnipeg on 17 October 1974.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Order of Buffalo for Great Falls man,” Dauphin Herald, 9 May 1973, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1974, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2014

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