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H. W. B. (BARRY) MANNING (published on July 11, 2008)



H. W. B. (BARRY) MANNING December 28, 1921 - July 7, 2008 Peacefully, with his wife by his side, Barry Manning died, age 86, at home in Winnipeg. Only child of H. W. Manning and Beatrix Manning, who predeceased him, he will be lovingly remembered by his wife Judy, of 42 years, daughter Gillian, son John (Yahphen) and granddaughters, Paige, Brooke and Sophie. Born in Toronto, Barry and his family moved to Winnipeg when he was nine years of age. He attended St. John's Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg and Upper Canada College in Toronto. He entered Queen's University in Kingston, but left to join the Royal Canadian Navy in 1942, serving until 1945 on several ships including the H.M.C.S. Winnipeg. Upon his return, Barry entered the University of Manitoba and graduated with a B.A. in 1947 and a Law degree in 1950. He was a member of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1950 to 1995. After articling at Aikins MacAulay, Barry joined the legal department at the Great-West Life Assurance Company in 1950, where he remained until his retirement as Senior Vice-President and General Counsel in 1986. Barry served on many boards during his life - Augustine United Church, Age and Opportunity Bureau, Canadian Welfare Council, Community Chest, St. George's Anglican Church, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, St. Charles Country Club, St. John's Ravenscourt School and the Health Sciences Centre Foundation. From 1952 to 1968, Barry was involved with the Winnipeg Football Club, serving as Secretary and Vice-President. He was also President of the Western Football Conference and was inducted into the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Hall of Fame in 2002. For more than 60 years, one of Barry's great pleasures was spending time with his family at their summer cottage on Lake of the Woods. He also enjoyed golfing at the St. Charles and playing snooker at the Manitoba Club, where he was made an honorary life member in 2006. He will be sadly missed by his many friends, especially the Boys of Friday . A memorial service in honour of Barry's life will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 1:00 p.m., at St. George's Crescentwood Anglican Church, 168 Wilton Street, Winnipeg, R3M 3C3, with reception to follow at the Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the St. George's Memorial Fund Inc. THOMSON FUNERAL HOME 669 BROADWAY, WINNIPEG, MB R3C OX4 783-7211 Send expressions of sympathy at www.mem.com


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