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Memorable Manitobans: Henry Benning Monk (1909-1996)

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Henry Benning Monk
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Lawyer.

Born at Winnipeg on 3 May 1909, son of John Benning Monk and Beatrice Lola Phillipps (1874-1965), he attended the University of Manitoba, receiving his BA in 1929 and LLB in 1933. In 1945 he founded, in partnership with Rod Goodwin, the law firm of Monk Goodwin. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1945. He was Chief Legal Counsel to the Canadian Wheat Board for 45 years. He served as a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba. In 1938, he married Helen Marguerite Stovel (1911-1995, daughter of Augustus Breathwaite Stovel). He was a member of the Winnipeg Rowing Club, President of the Children’s Aid Society, Chairman of the Red Feather Campaign, President of the St. Charles Country Club (1953-1956), and President of the Manitoba Club (1972). He died at Winnipeg on 2 November 1996.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 November 1996.

We thank Geoff Stovel for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 December 2020

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