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Memorable Manitobans: Bernard Naylor (c1907-1986)


Born in England around 1907, he first visited Canada in 1932. He subsequently moved to Winnipeg where he was actively involved in the arts community during the 1950s and early 1960s, serving as conductor of the Winnipeg Male Voice Choir, Winnipeg Philharmonic Choir, and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He married Dorothy Crerar, daughter of Thomas Crerar. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia in 1964. He was given honorary degrees by the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba in 1980. He died on 19 May 1986 while on a visit to England.


“Musician Naylor dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 1986, page 44.

“Prominent Winnipeggers leave $712,000 legacy to community,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 1987, page 5.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 May 2015

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