Memorable Manitobans: Robert Addison “Bob” Clement (1911-2005)
Lawyer, municipal official.
Born at Brandon on 17 February 1911, son of Robert Addison Clement and Mary Emily Jeffers “Madge” Young (1878-1961), he received an Arts degree from Brandon College (1930) then studied law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto, graduating in 1933. He returned to Brandon and was senior partner in the law firm of Clement and Stevenson. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1956.
He served as a Brandon school trustee (1943-1954) and a Brandon city alderman (1954-1955). He was a Liberal candidate for the Brandon constituency in the 1958 provincial general election. He was the President of the Western Manitoba Bar Association, Secretary of the Western Manitoba Associated Boards of Trade, Returning Officer for the Brandon-Souris federal constituency, President of the Brandon Kinsman Club, and President of the Brandon Little Theatre.
He moved to British Columbia in the 1980s and died at White Rock on 2 June 2005.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Pioneer woman lawyer heads list of nine Manitoba QCs,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1955, page 15.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 4 June 2005, page 20.
Grave transcriptions, Brandon Cemetery.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 5 August 2021