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Memorable Manitobans: John Campbell Broadfoot (1895-1986)


Born at Gladstone on 21 May 1895, son of Peter Broadfoot and Jemima Stalker, he was educated at the Gladstone public school. His family came to Manitoba in 1871 from Brussels, Ontario and his father homesteaded near Neepawa. He articled in law to H. V. Hudson of Winnipeg. In April 1916, he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force as a member of the 12th Field Ambulance. He arrived in France in August 1916 and saw service at Ypres, Somme, Vimy Ridge, Passchendaele, Last Hundred Days, Arras, Amiens, Cambrai, Valenciennes, and Mons. He returned to Canada and completed his law course at the University of Manitoba, receiving a LL.B. degree in 1920. He practised for a time with H. V. Hudson then formed another law partnership, based at 704 McArthur Building (Winnipeg) in 1922. In 1924, he married Elsie Montgomery (?-1986). He was a member of the Law Society of Manitoba, Canukeena Club (Vice-President, 1923-1924), Canadian Club, Blackstone Club, Presbyterian church, and the Liberal party. He died at Winnipeg on 13 September 1986 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 September 1986, page 50.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 July 2018

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