Memorable Manitobans: Paul Snowden Quinton (1926-2013)
Businessman, community activist.
Born at Winnipeg on 20 April 1926, son of Sidney Quinton (1888-1963) and Ellen Snowden (1898-1945), he was educated at Windsor School, St. John’s College School, United College, and the University of Manitoba. Following service in the Royal Canadian Navy during the Second World War, he returned to the family business Quinton’s Cleaners and Launderers where he served as President until his retirement in 1987.
He served as Commodore of the Winnipeg Canoe Club (1954) and was a member of the board for the Winnipeg Kiwanis Club and the Winnipeg Football Club (President, 1970-1971). He was inducted into the Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 1993.
He married Hazel Pearl Cooper (1929-2022) and they had four children.
He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 13 August 2013.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2013.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Frances Kasper and John Quinton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 November 2022