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Memorable Manitobans: A. Burton Stovel (1921-1977)


Born at Winnipeg in 1921, son of Gordon A. Stovel and Edna McDiarmid (1894-1973), he served as a pilot in the RAF during the Second World War, flying Mosquitoes and Wellingtons, being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from the University of Manitoba as gold medallist in architecture in 1947, and worked as an architect for Frank Lount and Son before forming his own firm in 1968. He was active in local St. James affairs. He wsa a member of the St. Charles Country Club, Lake George Fishing Club, Passwa Shooters Society, and Wartime Pilots and Observers Association. He died at Winnipeg on 29 May 1977, survived by his wife Elizabeth and four children.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1977, page 27.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 December 2018

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