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Memorable Manitobans: Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame

The Hall of Fame was initiated in 1986 by the Winnipeg Real Estate Board (since January 2007, known as the WinnipegREALTORS® Association). Busts of the inductees are displayed in the city’s Assiniboine Park. They are honoured for their achievements in any of the following fields of endeavour:

  • Arts - for endeavours which enhance and support artistic/cultural life and well-being
  • Business - for entrepreneurial activity, including the establishment and successful operation of a business
  • Community Service - for voluntary activities and dedication that benefit the immediate and global community
  • Professional - for pursuit of a specific profession and advancement of that profession
  • Public Affairs - for public service in areas such as social advocacy, environmental protection, international affairs, political action or organized labour

Year

Inductee

Sculptor

2022

Calvin Murray Sinclair

Madeleine Vrignon

2020

Margret Jónsdóttir Benedictsson (1866-1956)

Erin Brown

2019

Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980)

Madeleine Vrignon

2018

Dr. Garry Krepart

Erin Brown

2017

Eleanor Mae “Lee” Newton (1952-2014)

Madeleine Vrignon

2016

Daniel J. McIntyre (1852-1946)

Erin Senko

2015

Dr. Allan Ronald

Madeleine Vrignon

2014

Augustus Meredith Nanton (1860-1925)

Erin Brown

2013

Ronald A. “Sam” Fabro (1920-2018)

Madeleine Vrignon

2012

William Stephenson (1897-1989)

Erin Brown

2011

Harold Buchwald (1928-2008)

Madeleine Vrignon

2010

Terrance Stanley “Terry” Fox (1958-1981)

Erin Brown

2009

Sol Kanee (1909-2007)

Madeleine Vrignon

2008

William H. “Bill” Loewen

Eva Stubbs

2007

Robert Megill “Bob” Chipman (1926-2013)

Madeleine Vrignon

2006

Henry G. Friesen

Eva Stubbs

James Henry Ashdown (1844-1924)

Miguel Joyal

2005

Gabrielle Roy (1909-1983)

Madeleine Vrignon

Edward Lancaster Drewry (1851-1940)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

2004

John Carl Ridd (1929-2003)

Josef Randa

Lionel Lemoine Fitzgerald (1890-1956)

Eva Stubbs

2003

Arnold Naimark

Eva Stubbs

Ella Cora Hind (1861-1942)

Miguel Joyal

2002

Donald Ian MacDonald (1913-2001)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

John Wesley Dafoe (1866-1944)

Madeleine Vrignon

2001

Carol Ann Shields (1935-2003)

Eva Stubbs

William Gomez Fonseca (1823-1905)

Josef Randa

2000

Naranjan S. Dhalla

Eva Stubbs

1999

Israel Asper (1932-2003)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

1998

Nellie McClung (1873-1951)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

1997

Sister Geraldine MacNamara (1938-1984)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

1996

Sybil Francis Shack (1911-2004)

Eva Stubbs

1995

William “Bill” Norrie (1929-2012)

Leo Mol

1994

George Johnson (1920-1995)

Josef Randa

Vince Leah (1913-1993)

Josef Randa

1993

Isabel George Hutcheson Auld (1917-2016)

Leo Mol

John Steven Hirsch (1930-1989)

Eva Stubbs

1992

Dufferin Roblin (1917-2010)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

Ben Hatskin (1917-1990)

Josef Randa

1991

Arnold Theodore Spohr (1923-2010)

Josef Randa

Mary Johnson (1922-1990)

Leo Mol

1990

Paul Henrik Thorbjorn Thorlakson (1895-1989)

Leo Mol

Leo Mol (1915-2009)

Madeleine Vrignon

1989

George Campbell MacLean (1921-2008)

Josef Randa

1988

Bruce Chown (1893-1986)

Helen Lillian Granger-Young

William John Antliff Bulman

Eva Stubbs

1987

Samuel Freedman (1908-1993)

Eva Stubbs

1986

Steve Juba (1914-1993)

Leo Mol

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame (Assiniboine Park)

Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame

Sources:

“Leo Mol's legacy to Winnipeg,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 July 2009, page 11.

“Builder, patriot relished role,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 2014, page B9.

Daniel McIntyre inducted into Hall of Fame,” Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 2016.

We thank David McDonald for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 September 2022

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