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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Keith Turner (1927-1987)


Born at Winnipeg on 25 February 1927, son of Frederick James Turner and Beryl Cross (?-?), he graduated from the Manitoba Law School in 1950 and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1951 and the Ontario Bar in 1966. He practiced law in Winnipeg, being made a Queen's Counsel in 1969, and served as President of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1981 to 1982. At the time of his death, he was a Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Manitoba, and associate counsel to the firm of Pitblado and Hoskin. He was married twice, having seven children in all, six with first wife Glenrose LeClair Macdonell (1928-?, daughter of Ambrose MacDonell): Marnie Turner, Catherine Turner, Frederick Paul Turner (1954-1982), Janice Dowell Turner, Evelyn Mary Turner, Joan Claire Turner, and a seventh child with second wife Elspeth Marnie Spiers: Anne Turner. He died at Winnipeg on 17 April 1987 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 1987.

We thank Joan Turner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 July 2019

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