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Memorable Manitobans: George Edwin Bruce (1874-1954)

Physician and surgeon.

Born at Barrie, Ontario on 23 July 1874, son of contractor Donald Bruce (1838-1923) and Margaret Maria Tawse (1854-1927), brother of Kenneth D. Bruce, he came to Manitoba at an early age and was educated at Winnipeg public and high schools, and the University of Manitoba. In 1899, he graduated from the Manitoba Medical College then practised medicine at Erwood, Saskatchewan for the Canadian Northern Company. He moved to Swan River in 1901 where he practised for a long period. He served as local coroner and was Medical Health Officer for the Town of Swan River. He was a member of the Manitoba Medical Association and the Canadian Medical Association. On 24 April 1907, he married Ethel Winnifred Harley at Swan River. A Presbyterian, his hobbies included curling and golf. He died at Swan River on 30 January 1954.

Sources:

1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 February 1954, page 28.

We thank Susan Bracken for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 July 2014

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