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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard James Edward Wall (1924-2002)


Born at Windsor, Ontario on 27 September 1924, he was ordained to the Roman Catholic priesthood on 11 June 1949. He became Auxiliary Bishop of Toronto on 21 June 1979 and Archbishop of Winnipeg on 8 April 1992. He served in the latter capacity until 2000. As the Archbishop, he became the first chancellor of St. Paul’s College at the University of Manitoba and won the Civitas award for his public service. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 5 March 2002 and was buried in the St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Cemetery.


“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

We thank Jane Coyne, Archivist with the Archdiocese of Winnipeg, for providing a copy of a biography of Archbishop Wall.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 November 2020

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