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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Alexander Ross (1892-1981)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Ripley, Ontario in 1892, he came to Manitoba and attended Wesley College, graduating from the University of Manitoba with a law degree in 1922. Called to the Manitoba Bar the next year, he articled in the law offices of Aikins, Loftus and Company. He later moved to The Pas where he practiced with William B. Scarth, specialized in mining law and serving as a Crown prosecutor for northern Manitoba. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1934. He served as Chairman of The Pas School Board, Secretary of The Pas Board of Trade, and Secretary of The Pas Highway Association. He moved to Flin Flon in 1942 and to Dauphin in 1953, where he was a County Court judge until retirement in 1963. In recognition of his community service, he received the Canadian Centennial Medal (1967). He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 2 December 1981.

Sources:

“New King’s Counsel for province appointed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1934, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1981, page 51.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2018

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