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Memorable Manitobans: Walter John Kent (?-1965)

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Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia, he spent most of his life in Winnipeg and was well known in the real estate and appraisal community. Prior to 1940 he carried on a real estate business under his own name in the Confederation Life Building. During the Second World War, he worked with the Wartime Prices and Trades Board as Rental Administrator. Since 1951, he was associated with the firm of C. H. Enderton and Company. He served as President of the Winnipeg Real Estate Board (1938-1939). He was a member of the YMCA, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Wildewood Club, and Canadian Club. He died suddenly at Rome, Italy on 8 August 1965 and was buried in the St. John's Cathedral Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Walter John Kent], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 August 1965.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2022

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