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Memorable Manitobans: Robert DuVal Guy (1912-1985)

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Robert DuVal Guy
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Lawyer, judge.

Born in Winnipeg on 1 January 1912, son of Robert Dunbar Guy and Anna Corinne DuVal (1886-1974), he graduated from the Manitoba Law School in 1936. He practiced law with the firm of Guy, Chappell, Guy, Wilson & Coughlin, was President of the Greater Winnipeg Gas Company (?-1959), and was made a Queen's Counsel (1959). He was appointed a judge of the Manitoba Court of Appeal in 1961, from which he retired in 1980. He was Chairman of the Manitoba Electoral Boundary Commission in 1965.

On 27 December 1941, he married Helen Patricia Gibbons (?-?) at Toronto, Ontario and they had three children. He served as President of the St. Andrew’s Society of Winnipeg (1963 to 1964), Manitoba Division of the CNIB, Manitoba Progressive Conservative Association, and Red River Writers; Chairman of the DuVal Foundation of Knox Church; and founder of the Armstrong’s Point Association. He was given a Manitoba Good Citizenship Award in 1974. He was a member of Knox United Church and the Masons (Assiniboine Lodge No. 114).

He died at Winnipeg on 5 December 1985.


“Engagements,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 December 1941, page 11.

“6 barristers, magistrates appointed Queen’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1959, page 12.

“Osler heads gas company,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 April 1959, page 29.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 December 1985.

We thank William DuVal Guy, brother of R. D. Guy, for information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 June 2021

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