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Memorable Manitobans: Donald G. MacLean (c1921-1991)

Electrician, municipal official.

In 1961, he came to Manitoba from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia with his wife and 11 children. He worked as an electrician at INCO in Thompson. He served on the municipal council starting in 1966 and was elected Mayor of Thompson in 1977, serving until his death. He suffered a heart attack at his home and died at a Winnipeg hospital on 22 January 1991. He is commemorated by a plaque at the Thompson City Hall.


“Thompson mayor critical after heart attack”, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 1991, page 5.

“Hundreds pay respects to late mayor”, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 January 1991, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2012

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