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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Henry Sansome (1907-1983)

Lawyer, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 8 May 1907, he attended Wesley College and graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba in 1933. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1946 and practiced law until his death with the firm of Trick & McArthur, Stubbs, Stubbs & Stubbs, and in partnership with A. G. Lawrence until 1969 after which he practiced privately.

He came to the Rural Municipality of Assiniboia in his teens and resided there for the rest of his life. He was a member of the Kirkfield Park School Board (1944) and served as Reeve of Assiniboia from 1947 to 1959. During his term as Reeve, he was instrumental in the development of water, sewer and housing facilities in the area. He also served as a councillor of Assiniboia from 1962 to 1964. He served on many commission, including the Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission and the Metropolitan Planning Commission.

He died at Winnipeg on 22 April 1983. He is commemorated by Sansome Avenue and Sansome School in Winnipeg.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sansome School (181 Sansome Avenue, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1983.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 September 2015

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