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Memorable Manitobans: Herbert Brian Howland Stewart (1928-2016)

Architect, singer.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 May 1928, third of four sons of Henry Greenwood Stewart and Elizabeth Howland Reeves, in the 1940s he studied architecture at the University of Manitoba then practiced as an architect with Green Blankstein Russell Associates. He left Winnipeg in the late 1950s to attend music school at London, England, studying voice with the intention of pursuing a career in operatic singing. Instead he remained as an architect and settled at Toronto, Ontario where he sang in operas, musicals, and choirs. He was an early member of Subud Toronto and also served as Chairman of the International Subud Committee (1975-1979). In the early 1980s, he moved to Singapore to practice architecture until returning to Toronto. He moved back to Winnipeg in 2010 and died there, unmarried, on 16 June 2016.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 2016.

We thank Alexander Kowalchuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2016

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