Memorable Manitobans: Egbert Douglas Honeyman (1886-1969)
Lawyer, municipal official.
Born near Brandon on 27 April 1886, son of James and Margaret Honeyman, he was educated at the University of Manitoba, receiving BA (1909) and LLB (1912) degrees. He practiced law in Winnipeg until shortly before his death. He was made a King’s Counsel in 1931.
On 28 December 1912, he married Lila Katherine Erskine (1889-1985) at Winnipeg and they had three children: John Henry Guild Honeyman (1915-1958), Elinor Honeyman (1916-?, wife of Charles F. Smith), and Douglas E. Honeyman (?-?).
He served as a Winnipeg alderman from 1929 to 1938 and was a member of the Municipal and Public Utility Board and a trustee of the Sinking Fund. He was commemorated by Honeyman Avenue, being the first alderman so honoured while he was still living. He also served as a President of the Armstrong’s Point Association and was founder and a President of the Pala Camp Association of Minaki, Ontario. He was a member of Westminster United Church.
He died at Winnipeg on 12 July 1969.
Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
“Six Manitoba lawyers named King’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 1 January 1931, page 1.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1969, page 29.
“Former Wpg alderman dies at 83,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1969, page 6.
Obituary [Lila Kathleen Honeyman], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 December 1985, page 42.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 27 December 2021