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Memorable Manitobans: Alvin Leonard Boyd Leader (1929-2001)


Born at Snowflake on 2 February 1929, son of Leonard Clark Leader (1901-1990) and Marjorie Eleanor Boyd (1899-1983), he received an architectural degree from the University of Manitoba in 1954. He was employed by LM Architectural Group for most of his career but was self-employed from 1975 to 1980. He retired in 1999. He and wife Gail Elaine Purdom (1939-2003) had eight children. He died at Winnipeg on 15 October 2001 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:





Public Safety Building

151 Princess Street, Winnipeg


Demolished (2020)

St. John Brebeuf Roman Catholic Church

1707 John Brebeuf Place, Winnipeg



Manitoba Teachers Society Building




Winnipeg Convention Centre




Morden Research Centre




Lakeview Square Development





Marriage registration [Leonard Clark Leader, Marjorie Elenor Boyd], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 October 2001.

“We will not forget them,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2001, page B3.

Obituary [Gail Elaine Leader], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 June 2021

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