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Memorable Manitobans: Winton Kerry Newman (1930-2002)

Mining executive.

Born at Winnipeg on 16 January 1930, he grew up at Kenora, Ontario. He studied at Queens University, graduating with a BSc degree in Mining Engineering in 1954. He began a mining career with the International Nickel Company (Inco) in 1954 as an efficiency engineer at its Murray Mine at Sudbury. He was a shift boss at the Creighton and Levack Mines from 1956 to 1959.

Transferred to Inco’s mine at Thompson between 1959 and 1972, he gained increasing responsibilities including mine division foreman and superintendent of safety, personnel and mines. In 1972 he was appointed Assistant General Manager of mining and milling. He became President of the Manitoba Division in 1974. In 1978 he was elected President of Inco’s Ontario Division at Sudbury with overall responsibility for mining and processing operations, serving until retirement in 1984. He then returned to Winnipeg where he became the President of the Mining Association of Manitoba.

He died at Sudbury, Ontario on 9 September 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 September 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 July 2015

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