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Memorable Manitobans: Albert James Bain Smale (1899-1969)

Grocery broker.

Born at Redlands, California on 20 January 1899, son of Albert James Smale and Elizabeth Bain (1859-1944), his father died of tuberculosis when he was a few months old, and his widowed mother moved the family into the Winnipeg home of her brother, Donald H. Bain, where Smale grew up and eventually joined his uncle’s grocery brokerage firm. He served as the first Mayor of Dunnottar, from 1948 to 1953. He died at Ottawa, Ontario on 26 December 1969. His body was returned to Winnipeg for burial in the St. John’s Cathedral Cemetery.

See also:

Dan Bain: The Squire of Delta Marsh by Gordon Goldsborough
Manitoba History, Number 80, Spring 2016


This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 December 2019

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