Memorable Manitobans: Robert Dunbar Guy (1880-1971)
Born at Portage du Fort, Quebec on 5 November 1880, son of Robert Guy and Catherine Dunbar, he was educated at Newburgh High School, Queen’s University (MA, 1905), and later took a Law Course in Winnipeg.
He came to Manitoba in 1906 and entered the law firm of Munson, Allan, Liard & Davis. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in February 1909, joining in this year the firm of Moran & Anderson. Moran left the firm in 1920 and it then became Anderson, Guy & Chappell. It was later enlarged by the addition of Paul DuVal. He was made a King’s Counsel in November 1925. He served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1926-1929) and the Law Society of Manitoba (1937-1939).
On 31 August 1910, he married Anna Corinne DuVal (1886-1974, daughter of Frederic Beal DuVal) and they had four children: Robert DuVal Guy, Virginia Eloise Guy (1917-?, wife of Harry Heward Stikeman), Constance Anita Guy (1920-?, wife of George Richard Hunter), and William DuVal Guy. He was a member of the Manitoba Club and St. Charles Country Club (President, 1938-1939). A Presbyterian, he lived at 272 Yale Avenue, Winnipeg.
He died in 1971 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.
Birth registrations [Virginia Elloise Guy, Constance Anita Guy], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.
Marriage registration [Virginia Eloise Guy, Harry Heward Stikeman], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Biographical Scrapbook B16, page 55, Manitoba Legislative Library.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank William DuVal Guy, James Arnett, and Nicholas Moreau for additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 May 2023