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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Faison McIntyre (1885-1974)


Born at Winnipeg on 27 October 1885, son of Daniel J. McIntyre and Mary Susanna Getchell (1858-1921), he trained as a physician and served with the CAMC in the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. On returning from overseas in 1919, he practiced at Children’s Hospital, Winnipeg General Hospital, and St. Boniface General Hospital. For over 20 years, he was a lecturer in surgery at the University of Manitoba. On 28 August 1913, he married Mary Ethel Esther Reid (1886-1972) at Selkirk. They had four children: Donald Neil Campbell McIntyre, Mary Elizabeth McIntyre (1916-?, wife of C. A. Malmaeus), Winnifred Ruth McIntyre (?-?, wife of R. A. Davies), and Marjory Lynn McIntyre (1929-2014, wife of D. F. Rich). In recognition of his community service, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award (1966) and a Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society (1970). In 1971, he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Manitoba. He died at Winnipeg on 7 June 1974 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Attestation Papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

“Citizen awards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1966.

Obituary [Mary Ethel Esther McIntyre], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 August 1972, page 18.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1974, page 18.

We thank Susan Bracken for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 May 2019

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