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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Augustus Nanton (1901-1967)


Born at Winnipeg on 6 November 1901, son of Augustus M. Nanton and Ethel Constance Clark (1873-1942, he was educated at Appleby College, Trinity College (Toronto), and Magdalen College (Oxford). He began to work for the Osler, Hammond and Nanton Company Limited in 1923, becoming director in 1933 and chair of the board in 1953. He went overseas with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and served as a flying instructor until 1945. He was President of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange (1950-1952). In 1952, he was appointed President of the Calgary and Edmonton Corporation, moving to Calgary in 1957. He returned to Winnipeg before his death, which occurred on 19 September 1967, and was buried in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 September 1967, page 47.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 February 2019

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