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Memorable Manitobans: George Reginald Calvert (1900-1976)

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George Reginald Calvert
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Born at Kingston, Ontario on 11 October 1900, son of William Calvert and May Young, he was educated at the University of Toronto and ordained in the Anglican Church of Canada in 1925. He was the incumbent at Snowflake and then Rector at Holland Emmanuel (1926-1928), Killarney, and West Kildonan before becoming Archdeacon of Winnipeg. He was Rector of Christ Church Cathedral at Victoria, British Columbia (1949-1952) and the fourth Bishop of Calgary (1952-1967), retiring in the latter year. He was a member of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons (Prince Rupert Lodge No. 1) and served as the Worshipful Master of Killarney Lodge No. 50 (1931) and Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba (1941). He died at Victoria, British Columbia on 18 March 1976.

Sources:

Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 1976, page 50.

R.M. of Victoria, Past & Present, Volume 1 by RM of Victoria History Book Committee, 2002, page 154.

This page was prepared by Stan Barclay and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 October 2019

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