Memorable Manitobans: Donald McLaurin “Don” Lamont (1920-2008)
Lawyer, civil servant.
Born near Margaret on 11 March 1920, son of Archibald Lamont (1884-1956) and Ada May Willey (1890-1969), he helped on the family farm, ran a winter trap lilne, and later taught at Regent School (1941). During the Second World War, he served as a Flight Lieutenant and Navigator for the Royal Canadian Air Force in England. He met and married his first wife, a WREN, in England.
Returning from military duty, he attended Brandon College then attended the Manitoba Law School in Winnipeg. He articled in law with Esten Kenneth Williams and graduated in 1949. He served as a legal officer and nuclear defense officer with the RCAF (1953-1962) and held the positions of Examiner of Titles (1949-1952), Deputy District Registrar (1952-1962), Deputy Registrar General (1962-?), District Registrar for Winnipeg (?-1969), and Registrar General of Manitoba (1969-?). He was made a Queen's Counsel (1977).
He was married twice, first to Mary Schulp with whom he had three children: Carol Ann Preston, Margaret Lamont, and Donald Lamont. In 1972, he married Kathy.
He died on 8 May 2008 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Marriage registration [Archibald Lamont, Ada Mary Willey], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration [Donald McLaurin Lamont], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Land Titles appointment,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 December 1962.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 1 May 2023