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Memorable Manitobans: John Gray McFarlane (c1925-2009)

Accountant.

Born in the West End of Winnipeg, and after finishing high school, he went to United College before joining the Royal Canadian Air Force as a navigator. After his military service ended, he went into business as an accountant, eventually becoming a partner in Burch, Findlay, McFarlane. During this time, he wrote articles about financial matters for the Winnipeg Free Press and wrote a book relating to income tax. After retiring from the firm, he became an active member of the Conservative Party, holding several positions within it. He also worked as an auditor for the Law Society of Manitoba for fourteen years.

He died at Winnipeg on 8 January 2009

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 2009.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 12 March 2009

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