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Memorable Manitobans: William Gow Lamond (1895-1946)

Educator, insurance salesman, administrator.

Born at Perthshire, Scotland in September 1895, son of John Lamond (1881-?), he immigrated to Canada with his family in 1909, settled near Oak Lake, and was educated locally. He graduated from Brandon Normal School and taught at Virden School, Elkhorn School, and Oak Lake School before becoming an insurance representative for the North American Life Insurance at Oak Lake. There he married Myrtle Lang at Oak Lake on 9 August 1920 and the couple moved to Winnipeg, later residing at 94 Queenston Street. They had three sons: Conrad Lamond, Donald Lamond, and Keith Lamond. In Winnipeg, he entered the field of accountancy, earned several degrees in the field, and became Vice-President (1938) and later President (?-1946) of the Dominion Business College and Manager of the International Society of Commerce (?-1946). He was a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church, Mason, and the IOOF. He died suddenly at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 19 September 1946 and his cremains were buried at Vancouver, British Columbia.

Sources:

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Business College President dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1946, page 11.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 21 September 1946, page 3.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 22 February 2015

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