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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard Denison McMurray (1918-2004)


Born at Winnipeg on 7 September 1918, only child of Douglas McMurray and August Flora “Nora” Denison, he was educated at Ravenscourt School. During the Second World War he served in the Royal Canadian Navy (1940-1945), retiring with the rank of Lieutenant Commander. Returning to Winnipeg, he joined Investors Syndicate of Canada in 1947 and rose through the ranks, retiring in 1983 as President of Investors Syndicate Realty. He served as National President of the Navy League of Canada (1970-1972), Board Chairman for St. John’s Ravenscourt School, Board Member for Ducks Unlimited Canada, and a member of the Centennial Citizens Campaign of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 21 November 2004.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 November 2004, page 23.

We thank James Arnett for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 June 2019

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