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Memorable Manitobans: T. W. Neelands (c1885-1972)

Lawyer, magistrate.

Born at Perth, Ontario around 1885 and educated at Brampton Collegiate Institute, he articled in law with John T. Haig, graduating in 1912. He then went to Saskatchewan to practice law, coming to Minitonas in 1920. He established a private law practice at Swan River in 1927 and, the following year, was appointed Police Magistrate. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1956 and retired two years later. He was a trustee on the Swan River School Board for 17 years (Chairman, 12 years), President of the Swan River Rotary Club, President of the Swan River Curling Club, President of the Swan River Golf Club, and a member of St. Andrew’s United Church and the Masons (Prince Arthur Lodge). In retirement, he returned to Perth, Ontario where he died on 6 October 1972 and was buried in the Perth Cemetery.

Sources:

“Pioneer woman lawyer heads list of nine Manitoba QCs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1955, page 15.

“Long time valley resident T. W. Neeland passes,” The Star and Times [Swan River], 9 November 1972, page 8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 September 2014

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