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Memorable Manitobans: Harold E. Loyns (1921-2010)

Furrier.

Born at Miami in 1921, son of Frank Harper Loyns (1890-1979) and Florence Gertrude “Flossie” Duncalfe (1890-1980), he moved to Winnipeg to attend business college. He then worked for the W. Gynn Fur Company before establishing his own firm, Harold E. Loyns Furs Limited in 1955, and operating it until retirement in 1983. During his many years of business in downtown Winnipeg, he served as President of the Canadian Furriers Guild of Manitoba and Treasurer of the Fur Trade Association of Canada. He also served as President, Lieutenant Governor, Governor, and Director and Vice-President of the Optimist Club of Winnipeg. He was a member of the Granite Curling Club, Winnipeg Winter Club, Southwood Golf Club, and St. Charles Country Club. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He married Nora Elizabeth Thoms McIvor (1925-2006). They had no children. He died on 16 September 2010.

Sources:

Obituary [Frank Harper Loyns], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 August 1979, page 56.

Obituary [Florence Gertrude Loyns], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1980, page 82.

Obituary [Nora Elizabeth Loyns], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 October 2006.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 2010.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and James Arnett.

Page revised: 24 January 2020

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