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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Reade Lount (1890-1976)

Building contractor.

Born at Whitevale, Ontario on 30 June 1890, son of William Lount and Abbie Taylor, brother of Charles T. Lount, he moved to Winnipeg in 1921 and began working as a building contractor, constructing numerous houses in the St. James - Assiniboia area. He built the Winnipeg Clinic building in downtown Winnipeg. In 1945, he was the founding President of the National House Builders Association and was active in the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada. On 25 December 1912, he married Annette Bricker “Nettie” Lount (1891-1985) at Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They had two children: William Dangerfield Lount (1914-1997) and Ferne Reade Lount (1920-2012, wife of Gordon McDiarmid Stovel and Jack Rose). He died at Winnipeg on 22 May 1976.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

“Ferne Lount plights troth to G. M. Stovel at St. Andrew’s,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 July 1943, page 8.

“Frank Lount wed 60 years,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 1972, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 1976, page 21.

Obituary [Annette Bricker Lount], Winnipeg Free Press, 29 March 1985, page 47.

Obituary [William Dangerfield Lount], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 1997, page 22.

Obituary [Ferne Reade Rose], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 October 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 April 2017

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