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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas “Tom” Lamb (1898-1969)

Aviator.

Born at Grand Rapids in 1898, he was educated by father, an English ex-Guardsman. He was a mechanic on flying boats in 1921-1922, and he hauled the first whitefish from Manitoba to market by air in 1932. Sometimes called “Mr. North,” he became Manitoba’s first flying trapper and the founder of Lamb Air. He received a Manitoba Golden Boy Award (1962) and an honorary law degree from the University of Manitoba (1968).

He died in 1969 and his cremains were scattered on Moose Lake. His “Reminiscences of Grand Rapids and The Pas, 1892-1967,” as well as his papers, are in the Archives of Manitoba.

Father of John Armstrong “Jack” Lamb.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

We thank Ralph McLean for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2020

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