Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Jens Munk at Churchill
Field Trip:

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

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

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.