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Memorable Manitobans: John Mowat Turner (1900-1945)

Hotel manager and brewery salesman, MP (1936-1940), MP (1940-1945).

Born at Beausejour on 28 May 1900, son of Samuel Turner and Jean Walker Mowat, he attended school at Beausejour and Wesley College, then became a hotel manager at Winnipeg. For the last couple of years of his life, he was a salesman for Shea’s Brewery. On 15 November 1930, he married Rose Olinzek Golden (?-?). He was elected to the House of Commons for Springfield in 1935 and was re-elected 1940. He died of a heart attack at Gonor, while still in office, on 24 February 1945. He was buried in the Beausejour Cemetery.


“John Turner dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 February 1945. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 May 2017

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