Memorable Manitobans: Noel Robert Buxton (1910-1988)
Born at Sheffield, England on 26 August 1910, he came to Canada at an early age and lived most of his life at St. James. He joined the Bank of Nova Scotia in 1927 and remained there until his retirement as Branch Manager in 1971. He then worked as the administrator of Knox United Church until 1983.
An active curler, he was president of the Deer Lodge Curling Club (1961-1962) and was elected to the Manitoba Curling Association council (1962-1963), later serving as its president (1971-1972). He lobbied for a Canadian Curling Hall of Fame in Winnipeg, a result of which was the establishment of the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame, in 1987. He was an honorary life member of the Canadian Curling Association, Manitoba Curling Association, and the Deer Lodge Curling Club.
He was instrument in having the St. James Anglican Church Cemetery declared a historical monument by the City of Winnipeg. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of St. James for over 30 years. He was a director of the Red River Exhibition since 1958 and was made an honorary life member in 1983. He was a charter member of the Manitoba Travel and Convention Association (1959). He served on the selection committee of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 December 1988, page 31.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 16 October 2016
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