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Memorable Manitobans: Edmund Powis (c1845-1930)


Born in England around 1845, he came to Canada at the age of 8. He began a career in wholesale groceries at Montreal and Hamilton before coming to Winnipeg as a representative of Turner and Company of Montreal. A few years later, he established the firm of Mackenzie, Lyon and Powis. He retired from business in 1900 and moved to Toronto where he died on 19 March 1930 and was buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery. He was survived by four daughters.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mackenzie and Powis Warehouse / Earn International (78-84 Princess Street, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Powis House (9 Middle Gate, Winnipeg)


“Former local business man dies overseas,” Winnipeg Tribune, 20 March 1930, page 15.

Obituary, Winnipeg Tribune, 21 March 1930, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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