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Manitoba History No. 88
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No. 88

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War Memorials in Manitoba
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This Old Elevator
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Abandoned Manitoba
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Memorable Manitobans
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Memorable Manitobans: George John Prost (1915-2008)

Brewer, hotelier.

Born at Winnipeg in 1915, one of ten children born to Andrew and Amelia Prost, he was educated at St. Joseph’s and St. Paul’s schools. During the Second World War he was a member of the Royal Canadian Air Force, after which he apprenticed with his father at Shea’s Brewery. He became a manager with Labatt’s Brewery and then progressed to ownership and management in the hotel business in Manitoba and British Columbia. He served as President of the Manitoba Hotel Association and the Red River Exhibition. He was a longtime supporter of the Kidney Foundation, and a lifetime Board Member at the Holy Family Home and German Businessmen’s Association. He died on 12 July 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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