Memorable Manitobans: James Edward “Jim” Foran (1937-2014)
Born at Winnipeg on 3 July 1937, eldest of six children of Frank Edward Foran (1914-1994) and Margaret Mary Gilbert (1912-2009), he attended St. Paul’s High School and the University of Manitroba, receiving from the latter a Governor General’s Gold Medal for Academic Proficiency. In 1959, he served as President of the University of Manitoba Students’ Union. He received a law degree in 1962 and practiced for over 40 years with the firm of Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson, specializing in transportation law. In 1985, he was made a Queen’s Counsel. He retired in 2008. On 19 August 1961, he married Margaret Anne “Mae” MacLeod and they had four sons and four daughters. He died at Winnipeg on 1 April 2014 and was buried in the Assumption Cemetery.
“Simonsen tops law class - 5 awards,” Winnipeg Tribune, 14 May 1959, page 28.
“Engagements,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 July 1961, page 32.
Obituary [Frank Edward Foran], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 August 1994, page 12.
Obituary [Margaret Mary Foran], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2009.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 April 2014, page B14.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 3 September 2022