Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 141 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2020

Prairie History No. 2
Prairie
History

No. 2

Manitoba Photographers List
Manitoba
Photographers
List

Free Press Manitoba 150
Free Press
Manitoba
150

MHS YouTube Channel
MHS
YouTube
Channel

Manitoba Brick & Blocks
Manitoba
Bricks
& Blocks

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


For queries on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2020 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.