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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Lorne Duncan MacKinnon (c1886-1968)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at St. Williams, Ontario around 1886, he came to Manitoba, initially working as a farmhand and, after a move to Winnipeg in 1901, formed the H. L. MacKinnon Company to sell tea and coffee, retiring in 1966 as its Managing Director. He founded the Gideon Society in Manitoba and was its President for many years. He established and endowed the Pioneer Camp at Waugh and he established the MacKinnon Foundation to support missionary work. He was a founding member of the Bethesda Church. In 1965, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award in recognition of his community service. He died at the Misericordia Hospital on 2 September 1968.


“Golden Boys honor 12 Manitobans,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 November 1965.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1968, page 38.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 May 2020

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