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Memorable Manitobans: Paul Emile Martin (1920-2016)

Municipal official.

Born on 25 March 1920, son of George Martin and Artemise Lecuyer, he joined the Royal Winnipeg Rifles in 1939 and went ashore with them on D-Day, returning from the Second World War with the rank of Captain. He served as Councilor (1954-1957) and Mayor (1958-1959) of Transcona, was Padre of the Transcona Legion, and for many years officiated at funeral services for members of the Legion and other community members. He wrote an autobiography entitled “In Awe With Life” (1995). In 2005, he was voted the Greatest Transconian in a community vote that was organized by the Transcona Museum which he was instrumental in founding. He died at Winnipeg on 4 July 2016 and was buried in the Transcona Cemetery. He is commemorated by Paul Martin Drive.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Edward Avenue Park / Peter Martin Park (359 Edward Avenue East, Winnipeg)


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Bill Blaikie.

Page revised: 26 September 2020

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