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Memorable Manitobans: Donald William “Billy” Maclean (1868-1913)

Athlete, grocer.

Born at Kincardine, Ontario in 1868, son of A. D. Maclean, he came to Winnipeg with his parents in 1880. In his youth, he was a well-known lacrosse player who played with the Winnipeg and 90th teams with Isaac Pitblado, James G. Harvey, T. J. McCrossan, Fred Heubach, Rod McLennan, Bob McDonald, and others. He worked in his father’s grocery business on Isabel Street and later took over the business. He married Miss Galbraith (?-c1908) of Paisley, Ontario and they had four sons and a daughter. Following a prolonged illness, and convolescence in California, he died at his Winnipeg residence, Holyrood Court, on 21 July 1913 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


“Popular citizen died yesterday,” Manitoba Free Press, 22 July 1913, page 22.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 April 2020

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