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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Nelson Carroll (1937-2015)

Lawyer, MLA (1982-1986).

Born Henry Nathan Kazakevich at St. Boniface on 21 December 1937, son of Abe Kazakevich (?-1956) and Annie Stitz (1907-1985), he changed his name in 1959. He received a BA degree from the University of Manitoba then, in 1964, graduated from the Manitoba Law School and was called to the Manitoba Bar. He practiced law in Brandon for 44 years and was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1975.

Active in provincial politics, he was a declared Liberal prior to 1969 but ran as a New Democratic in general elections in 1973 and 1977. He was elected to a seat in the Manitoba Legislative, representing the Brandon West constituency, in 1981. He broke ranks with the party the following year when he was passed over for a cabinet post in the Pawley government, and henceforth sat as an Independent. He did not run in the 1986 general election.

On 31 August 1962, he married Barbara Gail Dunlop and they had a son and a daughter. The family lived at 3315 McDonald Avenue in Brandon.

He died at Brandon on 19 June 2015.


“Notice of application for a change of name,” Winnipeg Tribune, 21 August 1959, page 28.

“Carroll - Dunlop,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1962, page 12.

“Carroll resigns from NDP caucus,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 1982, page 3.

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1984, page 773.

Obituary [Annie Kazakevich], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 1985, page 72.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 2015.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 February 2022

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