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Memorable Manitobans: Wally Woo (1935-2017)


Born in Guangdong Province, China on 8 January 1935, son of Woo Nay Seik and Woo Kwan Kam Kong, he immigrated to Canada when he was 15 years old and served as an apprentice in the Saskatoon Marigold restaurant and later opened the Beaver Creek restaurant in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. In 1968, he opened the first of his eight Marigold restaurants in Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 1 July 2017 and was interred in the Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 2017.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 24 August 2020

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