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Historic Sites of Manitoba: United Grain Growers Grain Elevator (Westbourne, Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone)

A wooden grain elevator in Westbourne, on the CPR Minnedosa Subdivision in what is now the Municipality of WestLake-Gladstone, was built in 1938 by United Grain Growers. In 1940, two balloon annexes were built beside it to store surplus grain that could not be shipped overseas during wartime. One of them was torn down in 1946 and its timber was used to build a community club. In 1964, a 35,000-bushel elevator from Cawdor was moved on the opposite side of the elevator and converted into an annex. Closed in 1994, the facility was later demolished.

Agents / Buyers

Period

Agent / Buyer

1938-1941

George Alexander Angus (1916-2008)

1941-1948

Adne Ruben Graham (1911-1987)

1948-1949

D. W. Frank MacDonald

1949-1949

A. L. Murray

1949-1956

G. A. McCrea

1956-1957

W. Ken Loney

1957-1960

H. G. Andrews

1960-1962

John Courtenay “Court” Denham (1905-1983)

1962-1962

Gordon A. Oleksuk

1962-1962

M. H. Cannon

1962-1967

Rudy Apperley

1967-1974

Wayne E. Winters

1974-1978

Leonard Price

1978-1979

Donald H. Davis

1979-1983

Jamis R. Wareham

1983-1984

Frank Mangin

1984-1994

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Photos & Coordinates

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Westbourne

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Westbourne (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2007.

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Westbourne

United Grain Growers Grain Elevator at Westbourne (July 1992)
Source: Historic Resources Branch, Grain Elevator Inventory, slide 2006.

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.12972, W98.57586
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Digital orthophotographs, Manitoba Land Initiative, Government of Manitoba.

United Grain Growers Fonds, University of Manitoba Archives & Special Collections.

Death registration [John Courtenay Denham], British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary [George Alexander Angus], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 March 2008, page 31.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Ian Angus for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2021

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