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Presidents | Southwest Branch

This organization, based in Winnipeg with branches at several places around the province, was established in 1976.

Presidents

Period

President

1976-1980

Eric Leonard Jonasson (1948-1998)

1980-1981

Arthur Gordon Pruden (1920-2000)

1981-1983

Susan Cote

1983-1985

Ruth Mary Breckman (1932-2017)

1985

Pat Thomaschewski

1985-1986

Elizabeth Briggs

1986-1987

Ernest McCallum

1987-1989

Kathy Stokes

1989-1990

Carolyn Lumsden

1990-1991

Thelma Finlay

1991-1993

Don Hyde

1993-1995

Daryl Dumanski

1995-1997

Ruth Mary Breckman (1932-2017)

1997-1999

Chris Irwin

1999-2001

Geoffrey Lambert

2001-2003

Bob Stokes

2003-2006

Jayne Paradis

2006-2010

Joan Whiston

2010-2013

Kathy Stokes

2013-2017

Jim Oke

2017-2019

Jayne Paradis

2019-2020

Gordon McBean

2020-?

Chris Irwin

Southwest Branch

This branch of the MGS, based in Brandon, was established in 1978 as the Brandon & District Branch.

Branch Presidents

Period

Branch President

1978

Blair Loree

1979

John Gross

1980

Thomas Stacey

1981-1982

Ernest McCallum

1983

Muriel Bremner

1984

Alvaretta McMannis

1985

Gertrude Gross

1986

Thomas Stacey

1987-1989

Ken Hyndman

1990

Thomas Stacey

1991-1993

Jim Wall

1994-1995

Wayne Digby

1996-1999

Jim Wall

1999-2000

Lorne Hill

2001-2003

Jim Wall

2004-2006

Eleanor Burch

2007-2008

Dennis Descoteu

2008-2009

Graham Switzer

2010-2013

Eleanor Burch

2014-2017

Laura Crookshanks

2017-?

George Mackay

See also:

Manitoba Genealogical Society

Sources:

Obituary [Ruth Mary Breckman], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2021

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