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Memorable Manitobans: Denis Patrick Bowes Daly (1930-2018)


Born at Winnipeg on 18 June 1930, brother of James Daly, he founded Daly Display in 1951, which built the Western Canada Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. He was an active member and later Chair of the Design Institute of Manitoba and the Design Council of Canada. Later he worked for the Manitoba government on business development and tourism initiatives. He helped to secure funding for construction of the Eric Coy Arena. He died at Winnipeg on 24 March 2018 and is commemorated by Daly Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 March 2018.

We thank Frances Kasper and Lynn Roseman for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 February 2021

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