Memorable Manitobans: Mel Peaslee Michener (1930-2017)
Born at Minneapolis, Minnesota on 27 November 1930, son of Arthur P. Michener (1898-1970) and Lillian “Letty” Peaslee (c1901-1970), he came to Winnipeg as a baby and was educated at St. Paul's High School and the University of Manitoba. In 1954, he founded the architectural firm of Libling Michener in partnership with Gerald A. Libling, later known as LM Architectural Group. He was a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and Manitoba Association of Architects. He served as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1974-1976). He retired in 1996 and died on 11 October 2017.
Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:
Obituary [Letty Michener], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1970, page 27.
Obituary [Arthur P. Michener], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 1970, page 30.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 29 April 2020
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