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Memorable Manitobans: Lawrence Edward Aubin (1936-2009)

Horticulturist.

Born at Carman on 14 February 1936, only child of Gerald Aubin (1902-1958) and Angela Marie Rasey (1899-1979), he was educated at Carman School, St. Paul’s High School (Winnipeg), and Campion College (Regina, Saskatchewan). He then completed a three-year program at the Niagara School of Horticulture (1956-1959), during which time his father was killed in an automobile accident and he and his mother took over operation of the family business, Aubin Nurseries. He served as President of the Manitoba Landscaping Association, Canadian Nursery Growers Association, Carman Golf Club (1972-1980), and Carman Chamber of Commerce. He was a member of the Carman Kinsmen Club and Carman Knights of Columbus. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Carman on 25 May 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 2009.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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