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Memorable Manitobans: Bruce Alexander Johnston (1891-1976)


Born at Deloraine on 15 September 1891, son of Robert A. Johnston, he received a civil engineering degree from the University of Manitoba in 1915 then joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. He spent three years in Europe then returned back to Manitoba to recuperate in hospital from 1918 to 1919. He became a bridge engineer with the Manitoba Good Roads Department in 1920. He served as President of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba in 1947 and 1948. He died at St. Petersburg, Florida on 1 March 1976 and was buried there.


Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 March 1976, page 44.

Pioneering in Highway Bridges for the Province of Manitoba and the Engineering Profession by George A. De Pauw, 1993.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2019

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