Memorable Manitobans: Glynn Lloyd Cousley (1894-1969)
Lawyer, civil servant, magistrate.
Born at Brussels, Ontario on 5 September 1894, son of Andrew Cousley (1867-1906) and Elizabeth Cousley (?-1952), his childhood was spent at Gladstone. During the First World War, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force. After his military discharge, he studied law at the University of Manitoba and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1922. Three years later, he joined the Attorney General's office of the provincial government where he served as a crown prosecutor. In 1934, he was put in charge of collecting succession duties in Manitoba and, four years later, assumed responsibility for all taxation in the province. He was made a King's Counsel in 1943.
In 1944, he came a Commissioner with the Workmen's Compensation Board of Manitoba, serving in the position for 18 years, and taught taxation at the Manitoba Law School. For 20 years, he was Assistant Secretary to the Canadian Bar Association. He was a provincial magistrate from 1962 until retirement in 1966. He was a member of the Strathcona Curling Club, serving as its President (1939-1940).
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
“Legal leaders laud Cousley as magistrate quits bench,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1966.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 1969, page 36.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 October 2022