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Memorable Manitobans: Cecil Diment Treble (1898-1968)


Born in the RM of Louise on 11 April 1898, son of Lewis James Treble and Jane Diment, he was educated at Crystal City and the University of Manitoba. His family came to Manitoba in 1881 from Goderich, Ontario. He attended the University of Manitoba before joining the Canadian Expeditionary Force in April 1917, going overseas to France in May 1918, where he was attached to the 44th Battalion. He served at Arras, Amiens, and Cambrai, and was wounded at Canal du Nord. He was invalided to Canada in January 1919 and resumed his University studies, receiving a BA degree in 1921 and an LLB degree in 1924. He articled in law to A. E. Rogers of Isbister & Morton at Winnipeg and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1924. He moved to Crystal City in November 1924 where he established a law firm. He was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1957.

He and wife Christina Durham Hunter had two children: Annette Louise Treble and James Hunter Treble (husband of Beverley M. R. Treble). He was a member of the Canadian and Manitoba Bar Association, and he served as President of the Manitoba Law Association in 1924. He was a member of the IOOF. His recreations included curling, baseball, and tennis.

He died at Winnipeg on 21 January 1968 and was buried in the Crystal City Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

“10 new Queen’s Counsel named for Manitoba,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1957, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 January 1968, page 35.

We thank James A. Burns for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2020

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