Memorable Manitobans: Francis Bastin “Frank” Lamont (1933-1998)
Born at Winnipeg in 1933, son of John Salmon Lamont and May Bastin (1890-1950), he was raised in Headingley and attended Headingley School, Laura Secord School and Gordon Bell High School before attending the University of Manitoba (BA, 1953). He started rowing in 1953 and won a Rhodes Scholarship in 1956, later rowing for Oxford. He worked for the Aikins law firm from 1960 to 1963 then he joined James Richardson and Sons, first as a one-man legal department and eventually as Chief Executive Officer. He was active on the boards of community cultural organizations (Rainbow Stage, Winnipeg Symphony, YMCA) and was the Liberal candidate for Winnipeg Centre in the 1962 provincial general election. He served on a sports committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. In later years he often consulted abroad for CIDA and CESO. He died on 13 November 1998 and was buried in Holy Trinity Cemetery at Headingley.
History of Headingley & Phoenix Schools: 1856-1974 by Mrs. N. Ramsay, St. James Assiniboia School Division, 1974.
“They are gone, but not forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1998, page A4.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 November 2019
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