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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh A. Mackay (1880-1967)

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Born at Campbelltown, Scotland on 8 March 1880, he attended the University of Glasgow and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1902. He immigrated to Canada in 1905 and worked in northern Ontario as a surveyor for the Canadian Northern Railway. He returned to Scotland in 1907 where he married Jeanie Robertson (1881-1965) then came back to Canada where he became the Chief Draughtsman with the Manitoba Bridge and Iron Works. He became its Chief Engineer in 1912 then General Manager of its successor, Manitoba Bridge and Engineering Works, in 1929 along with the Manitoba Rolling Mills, becoming President of both companies in 1952. He retired in 1956. He served on the St. James municipal council and the St. James - Winnipeg Airport Commission. He was a member of Knox United Church, AF & AM (Northern Light Lodge No. 10), Khartum Shriners, Carleton Club, Manitoba Club, St. Charles Country Club, Deer Lodge Curling Club, Niakwa Golf Club, Motor Country Club, and Northwest Commercial Travellers Association. He died at Selkirk on 23 June 1967 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 June 1967, page 32.

This page was prepared by Nancy Gates and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 March 2017

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