Memorable Manitobans: John Wesley “Jack” Braithwaite (1892-1966)
Grain executive, apiarist.
Born at Port Sunlight, Cheshire, England on 30 August 1892, he first came to Canada in 1914. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served with the 100th Winnipeg Grenadiers, 107th Battalion, and 1st Battalion Canadian Engineers, he returned to Canada to 1924.
He was employed with Manitoba Pool Elevators as a grain buyer at Homewood (1928-1936) and Brandon (1936-1940), rising to Travelling Superintendent and finally General Superintendent. He retired in 1957. He was one of the founders of the Manitoba Co-operative Honey Producers Limited and served as its first President.
He and wife Constance Agnes Cliffe (1892-1984) had four children: Dorothy Jean Braithwaite (wife of ? Rutherford), Constance Joyce Braithwaite (1923-2012, wife of Garth Stanley Chalmers), Daisy Irene Braithwaite (wife of ? Legg), and Frederick George Cliffe Braithwaite. The familiy lived at 288 Oak Street, Winnipeg. He was a member of the River Heights Lawn Bowling Club (President) and Manitoba Land Bowling Association.
He died on 21 July 1966, while visiting his brother in England and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 1966, page 34.
Obituary [Constance Agnes Braithwaite], Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 1984, page 44.
Obituary [Constance Joyce Chalmers], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 2012.
Obituary [Garth Stanley Chalmers], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 October 2015.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 20 March 2022