Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years


Memorable Manitobans: Donald William Muir (c1932-1990)

Conservationist.

A stationary engineer with the Canada Cement Company in southwestern Winnipeg, he was an ardent conservationist and served as one of the founders of the Fort Whyte Nature Centre, having introduced wild Canada Geese to the site in 1957. He died at Winnipeg on 8 June 1990. He is commemorated by Muir Lake at FortWhyte Alive.

See also:

The Fort Whyte Story: Human. Nature. by Jake MacDonald, Winnipeg: FortWhyte Alive, 2009. ISBN 978-0-9813732-0-1.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1990, page 39.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS

MHS YouTube Channel

Back to top of page

For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.