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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Pool Grain Elevator / Private Grain Elevator (Katrime, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

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Agents / Buyers | Photos & Coordinates | Sources

A 72,000-bushel wooden grain elevator at Katrime, on the CNR Gladstone Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built by Manitoba Pool Elevators in 1953, replacing a smaller elevator at the site. Extensively renovated between March and August 1986, the elevator reopened at a ceremony on 15 October 1986. Closed by Agricore in 2001, the facility is now used for private grain storage.

Agents / Buyers


Agent / Buyer


A. N. Stapleton


Conrad Lemont Brugger (1920-2003)


Gerald Benjamin Murkin (c1942-2019)


Gerald E. Cowan


Roy C. Ellingson


Dean A. Couvier


John M. Park


Ernest W. Burton


Scott Matthews


Clarence Frieze



Photos & Coordinates

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime

Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime (July 1972)
Source: Joel Bouchard

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime (April 2013)
Source: Neil Christoffersen

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime (September 2014)
Source: Jean McManus

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime

The former Manitoba Pool grain elevator at Katrime (September 2016)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.08269, W98.79398
denoted by symbol on the map above


Manitoba Pool Fonds, S. J. McKee Archives, Brandon University.

Obituary [Conrad Lemont Brugger], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 April 2003.

Obituary [Gerald Benjamin Murkin], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 April 2019.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Neil Christoffersen, Jean McManus, and Joel Bouchard for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2019

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