Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Alexander Ralph Lamont (1901-1982)
Grain executive, municipal official.
Born at Melita, Manitoba on 3 January 1901, he worked as a legislative reporter for the Manitoba Free Press and Winnipeg Telegram between 1918 and 1922. He later went into the grain business, becoming president of the North West Line Elevators Association, president of the Grain and Milling Advertising Service, and president of the Equitable Income Tax Foundation. He wrote a short history of the western Canadian train trade entitled Prairie Sentinels.
In 1950 he was one of the organizers of the Manitoba Flood Relief Fund which provided some $9 million to flood victims in Winnipeg and the Red River valley. He served as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce in the mid 1950s, Mayor of the Town of Tuxedo between 1951 and 1961, and a member of the Board of Governors for the University of Manitoba from 1952 to 1958.
He died at Calgary, Alberta on 15 April 1982. He is commemorated by Lamont Boulevard in Winnipeg.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Cecil Lamont dead at age 81”, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1982.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1982.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 8 August 2011
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