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Memorable Manitobans: Earl Townsend Mills (1915-2003)

Manager, community activist.

Born at Fort William [now Thunder Bay], Ontario in 1925, he was educated in Brandon and graduated from Brandon College in 1937. He then began working for the Manitoba Power Commission, first as a labourer, later as a lineman, and still later as a District Manager at Virden and Morden before moving to Winnipeg in 1952 as Construction Manager. In his last years with the firm, he was Director of Public Affairs. In 2001, he received the Prix Manitoba Award in recognition of his voluntary effort in helping to create the Manitoba Electrical Museum. He also received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). In 1944, he married Mable Elizabeth Davies (1919-2001) at Brandon and they had two sons and two daughters, including Barbara Elaine Mills. He died at Winnipeg on 22 January 2003.

Sources:

Obituary [Mable Elizabeth Mills], Brandon Sun, 15 June 2001, page 16.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 2003, page 17.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2021

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