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Memorable Manitobans: Allan Bremner Kelly (1885-1976)


Born at Brandon on 12 September 1885, son of Andrew Kelly and Mary Louise Bremner (1857-1935), he was educated at Brandon public schools and the Brandon College, leaving in 1905 to work for his father. He started as a bookkeeper and rose to the position of accountant for the Western Canada Flour Mills. He was a member of the Brandon Commercial Club and an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Club, where he resided for forty years. He died at Winnipeg on 18 March 1976 and was buried with his parents in the Brandon Cemetery.


The Story of Manitoba by F. H. Schofield, Winnipeg: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1913.

Death registration [Mary Louise Kelly], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Estate of $50,933 is left by Mrs. M. L. Kelly to sons and daughter,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 February 1935, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1976, page 50.

Burial transcription, Brandon Municipal Cemetery.

We thank James Burns for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2016

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