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Memorable Manitobans: Bryon Donald Johnson (c1938-2003)

Singer.

Born at Blackpool, England around 1938, he served as an officer in the in the British and Canadian military. He sang at Queen Elizabeth’s wedding and coronation, was a member of the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel Boys’ Choir and sang in the 1951 film The Christmas Carol. In 1974, he founded the Winnipeg insurance firm of Johnson-Mellor and Associates Limited. He enjoyed golfing, snooker and received his Queen’s Scout and Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation Medal from Queen Elizabeth. He died at Winnipeg on 16 March 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 March 2017

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