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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Bayne MacInnes (1889-1963)


Born at Parkhill, Ontario, son of John Stirling and Mary MacInnes, he spent his early years at Stratford before coming to Winnipeg as a young man in 1906. He studied law, obtained his law degree in 1909 and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1911. He practiced law until his death, for the last 11 years as senior partner of the firm of MacInnes, Burbidge and Company. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1933. He served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association and the Law Society of Manitoba. He lectured in the Manitoba Law School, was a member of the Winnipeg School Board (1939-1942) and Chairman of the School Board (1941-1942). He was Honorary President of the Children’s Aid Society of Winnipeg. He and wife Kathleen (?-1960) had seven children. He was a member of Westminster United Church and the Carleton Club. He died at Winnipeg on 27 July 1963 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 July 1963.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 May 2015

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