Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years

 

Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Endangered
Top 10
2019

Young Historians 2019
Young
Historians
2019

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:
Churchill
2020

Manitoba History No. 89
Manitoba
History

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
Elevator

Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: George Montegu Black (1911-1976)

Businessman.

Born at Winnipeg on 3 June 1911, son of George M. Black and Gertrude Maxwell Moffat, he attended Appleby College at Oakville, Ontario and the University of Manitoba, graduating from the latter in 1933. He became a chartered accountant in 1937 and, during the Second World War, served in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He assumed control of Western Canadian Breweries from his father and later sold it to E. P. Taylor’s Canadian Breweries of which he was President from 1950 until retirement in 1958. On 5 June 1937, he married Jean Elizabeth Riley (1913-1976, daughter of Conrad Stephenson Riley) and they had two sons, George Montegu Black III (1940-2002) and media tycoon Conrad Black. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 29 June 1976, just ten days after his wife, and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Betty Jean Elizabeth Black], Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1976, page 6.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1976, page 21.

Mount Pleasant Cemetery: An Illustrate Guide, 2nd edition, by Mike Filey.

This page was prepared by James Arnett and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 May 2018

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017


Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at biographies@mhs.mb.ca

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page

   


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.