Memorable Manitobans: Howard Bruce Law (1934-2005)
Insurance adjuster, community activist.
Born at Winnipeg on 11 August 1934 to Aureen “Mabel” Thurston (1903-1963) and Charles Ronald “Bud” Law (1905-1956), he grew up at Selkirk. In 1954, at the age of 19, he married Elizabeth “Betty” Matthews (1935-2012), with whom he went on to have two children. After working as an insurance claims adjuster for several years, he opened H. B. Law Co. Ltd. General Insurance Adjusters in 1980, at Selkirk.
He served on the Insurance Council of Manitoba for seven years and belonged to the Seven Oaks Game and Fish Association, where during his membership he served as President. In 1973, he became a member of the Masonic Order by joining Beaver Lodge No. 139 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. With the amalgamation of lodges he became a charter member of Beaver Ionic Lodge No. 25. In later years, he became active with the Shriners. He was a member of the Director’s Staff of Khartum Shrine and joined the Divan in 1997. His commitment to the welfare of children inspired him to work hard raising funds on their behalf and had the honour of opening the Shrine Circus at the new MTS Centre in downtown Winnipeg. In January 2005, during its 100th anniversary, he became Potentate of Khartum Shrine.
He enjoyed curling, golfing, fishing, and cottage life at Ponemah.
He died at Winnipeg on 10 October 2005.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 October 2005.
Howard Bruce Law, Lang Family Tree, Ancestry.
This page was prepared by Lois Braun.
Page revised: 21 February 2022