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Memorable Manitobans: Carlyle William “Lyle” Conquist (1919-2008)


Born at Kamsack, Saskatchewan on 20 April 1919, son of Elva Mae and Conrad William Conquist, he attended Gordon Bell High School before enlisting in 1940 and serving as a pilot in the Middle East and Europe from 1942 to 1945. Postwar, he worked in sales with National Cash Register and Investors Syndicate until 1964 when he became administrator of the family business, the Conquist Nursing Home, until his retirement in 1987. He served as President of the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club, the Long Term Care Association of Manitoba, and the Association of Wartime Pilots and Observers, and Master of St. John’s Masonic Lodge. He died at Winnipeg on 13 September 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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