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Memorable Manitobans: Owen C. Trainor (1894-1956)

Physician, MP (1953-1956).

Born at Moncton, New Brunswick on 16 October 1894, son of John Trainor and Mary Ann McQuillan, he attended St. Dunstan’s College (Charlottetown, PEI) and McGill University (MD, CM), after which he practised medicine at Winnipeg. On 24 December 1926, he married Mabel Edna Crehan (1893-1984) and they had a son, Michael Trainor. He was Chairman of the Manitoba Hospital Service Association (c1952). He was elected to the House of Commons for Winnipeg South in the 1953 federal general election. He died at Winnipeg on 28 November 1956 and was buried in the Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Sources:

“Manitoba Hospital Service Association,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 1952, page 4.

The Canadian Directory of Parliament, 1867-1967, edited by J. K. Johnson, Public Archives of Canada, Ottawa [Library and Archives Canada], 1968.

Obituary [Mabel Edna Trainor], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1984, page 47.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 January 2023

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