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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Charles Bryden (c1905-1996)


Born at Truro, Nova Scotia around 1905, he worked for Winnipeg Hydro for over 35 years, rising to the position of General Manager (1960-1969). On 23 December 1939, he married teacher Margaret Evelyn Herriot (1911-1974), daughter of Archibald Adam Herriot, and they had two children. He was a member of St. Andrew’s River Heights United Church and the Central Winnipeg Rotary Club. He died at Winnipeg on 23 June 1996 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


“Prof. F. Argue officiates at Bryden-Herriot wedding,” Winnipeg Free Press, 26 December 1939, page 4.

Obituary [Margaret E. Bryden], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 March 1974, page 41.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1996, page 29.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 December 2021

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