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Manitoba History No. 88
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Lieutenant Governor's History Award
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War Memorials in Manitoba
War
Memorials
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old
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Abandoned Manitoba
Abandoned
Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans
Memorable
Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
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Memorable Manitobans: William Weighton (1924-2007)

Insurance executive, historian.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 2 June 1924, eldest son of William and Margaret Weighton, he served as a navigator in the Royal Air Force during World War Two, seeing action in Egypt and Italy. Returning to Canada from overseas, he worked for 36 years as an insurance underwriting manager with Great West Life Assurance Company at Winnipeg. During his residence in Winnipeg, he was active as a cricketer from the 1950s to 1970s. Later, he worked as a consultant with Empire Life in Kingston, Ontario. He died at Victoria, BC on 6 August 2007. His cremains were interred at Arbroath, Scotland.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Story of 100 Years of Cricket in Manitoba
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 20, Number 1, Autumn 1974

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 August 2007.

Page revised: 12 April 2009

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