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Manitoba Municipalities: Garson / Lyall (Unincorporated Village)

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This municipality was formally named Lyall for Winnipeg businessman Peter Lyall. It was known unofficially as Garson in commemoration of William Garson, who established a limestone quarry in its vicinity, and the named changed officially in 1927.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Brokenhead (1 January 2003)

Incorporation History

Village of Lyall (1 January 1915)
Village of Garson (9 April 1927)
Dissolved (1 January 2003)

Adjoining Municipalities

Brokenhead

Land Area (square km)

?

Population

Year

Total

1916

429

1921

214

1926

272

1931

341

1936

311

1941

290

1946

255

1951

294

1956

277

1961

330

1966

347

1971

301

1976

290

1981

318

1986

313

1991

320

1996

339

2001

350

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1915-1916

?

1917

Charles Johnson

1918

R. C. McKenzie

1919-1920

Charles Johnson

1921-1922

Harry Pearce

1923-1929

William D. Murray

1930

Hugh McKay

1931

W. F. Earle

1932-1933

Berger Anderson

1934-1936

William Martin

1937-1940

W. Lloyd Hough

1941

E. Strandberg

1942-1950

Louis Juravsky

1951

Walter Wozny

1952-1954

Peter Stepaniuk

1955-1960

Louis Bourgeault

1961-1968

Jack Lawson

1969-1971

Walter Zinnick

1972

?

1973-1974

James Block

1975-1977

Walter Zinnick

1978

Lawrence Porhownik

1979-1980

?

1981-1983

Walter Zinnick

1984-1986

Ted Kozan

1987-1989

Catherine Marynewich

1990-1992

Don Bachewich

1993-2002

Gerrit Boonstra

Memorable Manitobans

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Go here for a list of historic sites in Garson.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2017

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