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Memorable Manitobans: Tom Montgomery (1923-2002)

Insurance executive, writer.

Born at Winnipeg in 1923, he had a long and successful career in the insurance industry and retired as Vice-President of Reed Stenhouse. During his career, he was a pioneer of Manitoba’s student accident insurance programs, which he managed for many years, as well as overseeing a nationwide oil industry insurance program for Shell oil. Aside from his career, he was an accomplished writer, poet and performer, and was a member of the Winnipeg Repertory Theatre. During the Second World War, he served with his wife as an entertainer for troop shows. As an active member of the Kinsmen Club, he served as President of both the Weston Brooklands and Winnipeg clubs, as District Governor and as a member of the National Executive. He was also a member of the Winnipeg Curling Club for many years. He died at Winnipeg on 21 February 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2002, page 53.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 28 May 2015

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