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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Moffat Scott (1868-1963)


Born at New Carlisle, Quebec on 17 October 1868 and educated at the Prince of Wales College and McGill University, he came to Winnipeg in 1906. Scott was resident engineer for the hydro development at Pointe du Bois and a consulting engineer. In 1920, he succeeded Richard Deans Waugh as Chair of the Board of Commissioners for the Greater Winnipeg Water District. Also Chair of the Greater Winnipeg Sanitary District from 1937 to 1950, he lectured on municipal engineering at the University of Manitoba. He served as Provisional President (1920) and Vice-President (1927-1928) of the Association of Professional Engineers of Manitoba. A former resident of 167 Elm Street, he died on 8 May 1963 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Transcona Sewage Lift Station (Plessis Road, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Royal Albert Arms Hotel (48 Albert Street, Winnipeg)


“W. M. Scott retires Dec. 31 from 2 boards,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 November 1950. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 163]

Death notice, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 May 1963, page 4.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank David Ennis for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2020

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