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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert D. Box (1912-1981)

Business administrator, municipal official, Mayor of Brandon (1977-1978).

He spent his early years in Pierson, son of the local undertaker who quit the business after the 1919 flu pandemic. Box spent 28 years in the hardware business, managing six hardware stores, and 16 years as the business manager for the Brandon Clinic. He served on the Brandon city council from 1959 to 1969 and, for 13 years, on the Board of Police Commissioners. He resigned as Brandon mayor in mid-November 1978 after completing just 13 months of a three-year term. He died at his home in Killarney on 13 July 1981 and was buried in Brandon Cemetery.


Brandon Sun, 9 January 1979.

Brandon Sun, 23 December 1976.

“Five-way contest possible,” Brandon Sun, 4 October 1977.

“Flu epidemic,” Brandon Sun, 18 August 1976.

“Former mayor dies,” Brandon Sun, 14 July 1981, page 1.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 15 July 1981, page 12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2014

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