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Memorable Manitobans: Augustus Burton “Burt” Stovel (1921-1977)

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Augustus Burton Stovel
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Born at Winnipeg on 13 February 1921, son of Gordon Augustus Stovel and Edna Muriel McDiarmid (1894-1973), he served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War, flying Mosquitoes and Wellingtons, and being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from the University of Manitoba as gold medallist in architecture in 1947, and worked as an architect for Frank Lount and Son before forming his own firm in 1968. On 14 June 1945, he married Elizabeth Florence “Chick” Hooker (?-?). He was active in local St. James affairs. He wsa a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Lake George Fishing Club, Passwa Shooters Society, and Wartime Pilots and Observers Association. He died at Winnipeg on 29 May 1977, survived by his wife Elizabeth and four children.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1977, page 27.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Geoff Stovel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 August 2019

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