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Memorable Manitobans: John Hope Webster (1926-2015)

Salesman, community activist.

Born at Drem, Scotland on 23 June 1926, he apprenticed as a pharmacist before enlisting with British forces during the Second World War where he served in Singapore with the Military Police. After returning to Britain after the war, he worked as a pharmacist before emigrating to Canada in 1953. He worked as a salesman for a national drug wholesaler and rose to become Vice President of Sales and Marketing, based at Winnipeg. He later established his own company. He was President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (1978-1979) and assisted in establishing two monuments dedicated to commemoration of the Selkirk Settlers in Manitoba: the Scots Monument and the Selkirk Settlers Monument. He died at Winnipeg on 8 March 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 March 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2015

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