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Memorable Manitobans: Edwin Leslie “Les” Isard (1896-1972)

Businessman, sports executive.

Born at Hamilton, Ontario in 1896, he came to Winnipeg in 1928 as President of the Western Vinegar Company. He served as Vice-President (1931-1936) and President (1937-1938) of the Winnipeg Football Club and President of the Winnipeg Rangers Hockey Club (?-?). He and wife Rena Gertrude Lyne (1895-1973) had a son, Allan Norman Isard. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 10 December 1972 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.

Sources:

“A founding father,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 December 1972, page 104.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 December 1972, page 49.

Obituary [Rena Gertrude Isard], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 January 1973, page 33.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 April 2022

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