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Memorable Manitobans: William Donn Kirton (1934-2021)

Broadcaster.

Born in Winnipeg on 18 May 1934, son of William Kirton (1885-1966) and Susan Violet George (1906-1998), he worked for many years as a broadcaster at CJOB radio where he was known for a booming voice. In retirement, he moved to Twin Lakes Beach in the 1990s. He and wife Norine Beverley Eves (1927-2015) had four children. He died at Twin Lakes Beach on 20 July 2021.

Sources:

Marriage registration [William Kirton, Susan Violet George], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [William Kirton], Selkirk Enterprise, 13 July 1966, page 14.

Obituary [Susan Violet Kirton], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 June 1998, page 20.

Obituary [Norine Beverly Kirton], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 2015.

Donn Kirton, iconic 680 CJOB broadcaster, dies at 87,” Global News, 22 July 2021.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 July 2021

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