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Memorable Manitobans: Donald William Muir (c1932-1990)


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.


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

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 February 2020

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