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Memorable Manitobans: Lyall Garth Andrews (1938-1971)


Born at Winnipeg on 22 June 1938, the son of Garnet “Garnie” Andrews (?-1973) and Gwendolyn “Gwen” McGinnes (?-1972), he grew up in Elkhorn where he was educated at the local elementary and high school. He attended Brandon Normal School, attaining a Bachelor of Arts (1967), and taught at Miami Elementary School where he was also Principal for two years. He was Scoutmaster of the inaugural Miami Cub and Scout Troop before becoming Occupations Co-Ordinator of the District High School at Red Lake, Ontario. He later returned to Manitoba and served as Principal of Walter Whyte School at Grand Marais. In 1966, he married Gwendlyn R. Vanstone and had one daughter. He died at London, England on 24 August 1971 while touring with his wife.


“Bachelor of Arts,” Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1968, page 14.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 August 1971, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 September 1971, page 47.

Steel and Grass Roots - History of Elkhorn 1882-1982 by the Elkhorn and District Historical Society, 1982.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 April 2014

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