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Memorable Manitobans: John Salmon Lamont (1925-2016)


Born at Winnipeg on 26 November 1925, son of John Salmon Lamont and May Bastin (1890-1950), he attended Gordon Bell High School then, at the age of 17, enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following his military discharge in 1946, he received Arts and Law degrees from the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1952. He practiced law for 52 years with the firm of Aikins, MacAulay and Thorvaldson, becoming a partner in 1962. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1978. He served as President of the Liberal Progressive Party and was a founding member of the Reform Party. On 8 October 1960, he married Evelyne Louise Anderson and they had three children. He died at the Deer Lodge Hospital on 17 February 2016.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 February 2019

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