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Memorable Manitobans: Francis Bastin “Frank” Lamont (1933-1998)

Lawyer, businessman.

Born at Winnipeg, son of J. S. Lamont and May Bastin, 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) as well as in the Liberal Party. In later years he often consulted abroad for CIDA and CESO. He died on 13 November 1998 and was buried in Headingley.

Sources:

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.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 August 2015

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