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Memorable Manitobans: Peter James McDonald (1912-1971)

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Peter James McDonald
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Farmer, merchant, municipal official, MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Cartwright on 16 July 1912, son of Scottish immigrants Alexander McDonald and Annie McFayden, he was educated at Holmfield School and worked as an agricultural implements dealer and farmer. He served as Vice-President of the Killarney Industrial Development Board, Killarney town councillor (1954-1958), and Mayor of Killarney (1959-1963). He was elected as member for Turtle Mountain in the 1962 provincial general election before being defeated by five votes in the 1966 general election. He and wife Elizabeth Doris Mitchell (?-?) had three daughters and a son. He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 4 May 1971.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 May 1971, page 49.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Oliver Bernuetz.

Page revised: 19 March 2021

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