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Memorable Manitobans: John G. Taubensee (1930-2009)

Building contractor.

Born in Germany on 7 March 1930, son of John Taubensee (1903-1995) and Mary Schoenrath (1907-1965), he came with his family to Canada later that year and settled at Swan River where his father worked as a building contractor. In 1955, he received a degree in Architecture from the University of Manitoba and moved to Flin Flon where, together with his father, he founded the Taubensee Construction Company. They moved the company to Winnipeg in 1960 and, over the course of years, built over 100 schools and other public buildings around the city and surrounding towns. He died accidentally at his cottage at Clearwater Bay, Ontario on 16 April 2009.

Some of his construction works in Manitoba included:





Steinbach Collegiate Institute

77 Lumber Avenue, Steinbach



Robert Browning School

130 Browning Boulevard, Winnipeg



Ness Junior High School

3300 Ness Avenue, Winnipeg



Arthur Oliver School

647 School Road, Winnipeg


Demolished (?)

Bedson School

250 Bedson Street, Winnipeg



Voyageur School

37 Voyageur Street, Winnipeg



Hedges Junior High School

369 Fairlane Avenue, Winnipeg



Victor H. L. Wyatt School

485 Meadowood Drive, Winnipeg



Pacific Junction School

715 Cathcart Street, Winnipeg




Obituary [John Taubensee], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 1995, page 44.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2020

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