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Memorable Manitobans: Norman George Leslie (1856-1916)


Born at Streetsville, Ontario on 17 September 1856, he joined the Imperial Bank of Canada in 1877. He came to Western Canada in the early 1880s and, after spending some time in Winnipeg, became branch manager at Portage la Prairie then Brandon. In 1890, he returned to Winnipeg as the manager of its branch there. He died of a seizure at his Winnipeg home, 300 Assiniboine Avenue, on 25 February 1916 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery. His former summer home on Lake Winnipeg was subsequently converted into the Lakeside Fresh Air Camp.


A History of Manitoba: Its Resources and People by Prof. George Bryce, Toronto: The Canadian History Company, 1906.

“Norman Leslie of Imperial Bank dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 26 February 1916, page 7.

“Norman Leslie is buried at Elmwood,” Manitoba Free Press, 28 February 1916, page 5.

“Fresh air for kiddies at Camp M’Elheran,” Manitoba Free Press, 18 June 1921, page 2.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 January 2016

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