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Memorable Manitobans: Keith Ian Munro Heming (1943-2016)

Lawyer, community activist.

Born at London, England on 2 November 1943, son of Keith Ronald Heming and Peggy Blair, he moved to Canada with his family in 1945. After working for the National Trust for several years, he enrolled in the University of Manitoba Law School in 1973 and, after graduation and articling, he moved to Killarney where he practiced law. There, he was active in community affairs, being a member of the Killarney Kinsmen Club and serving as President of the Killarney Chamber of Commerce. He assisted in establishing the Killarney Foundation and served as its Secretary-Treasurer until his death. He retired from law practice in 2010 and was appointed Executive Director of the Municipal Board of Manitoba. He also served on Parole Board of Canada, Winnipeg Board of Revision, and Community Foundations of Canada. In recognition of his exemplary community service, he was made a Queen’s Counsel (1989), was inducted into the Order of Canada (2000), and received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg on 5 July 2016.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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