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Memorable Manitobans: Anthony John “Tony” Reid (1908-1993)

Railwayman, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962).

Born in East Kildonan, he was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, retiring after 42 years of service. He was active politically, serving as an alderman for 12 years and two terms as NDP member of Kildonan in the Manitoba Legislature. A member of an Antique Car Club, he restored a 1927 Model T Ford. He was a member of the Masons (East Kildonan Lodge No. 131) and an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Canadian Legion (Prince Edward Branch No. 81). He died on 9 February 1993 and was interred in the Glen Eden Memorial Garden.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 1993, page 41.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2016

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