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Memorable Manitobans: James Jack “Jim” Turnbull (1929-2003)

Businessman, musician, community activist.

Born at Dennistoun, Scotland on 4 September 1929, he grew up in Stepps where he learned the auto mechanic trade in his father’s garage. In 1953, he married Ishbel Lindsay and lived at Moodiesburn with their three children until 1967 when they emigrated to Winnipeg where he worked in the auto service industry, real estate, and promotional sales.

Active in numerous community groups, he was a member of the Winnipeg Robert Burns Club, Royal Scottish Country Dancers, and produced “Scottish Album” for local television. He was an Elder for Kildonan United Church, Past Master of Fort Osborne Masonic Lodge No. 144, and Past Patron of Queen Winnipeg No. 1 OES.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 March 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 March 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 January 2013

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