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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Kenaston Park / Joe Malone Park (45 Boulton Bay, Winnipeg)

Formerly known as Kenaston Park, this park in Winnipeg was renamed in commemoration of local sports coach Joseph Francis “Joe” Malone. A plaque commemorating Malone was unveiled by Councillor Larry Fleisher at a ceremony on 13 July 1982.

Joe Malone was born at Seaforth, Ontario on 11 June 1932. He joined EMCO Supply Limited in 1953 at London, Ontario prior to transferring to Winnipeg around 1955, later rising to the position of Winnipeg Branch Manager. He was active in the River Heights sporting community with his coaching efforts, included hockey and soccer, at the Sir John Franklin Community Club leading to several city and provincial championships, along with appearances in Western Canadian finals. He and his wife Brigid had seven children and resided at 325 Carpathia Road. He died of cancer at Winnipeg on 13 January 1981 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Joe Malone memorial monument

Joe Malone memorial monument (July 2016)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.85284, W97.20325
denoted by symbol on the map above

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 January 1981, page 61.

“Park to be dedicated,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 June 1982, page 52.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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