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Memorable Manitobans: Bertram William “Bert” Cartwright (1890-1967)

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Bertram William Cartwright
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Naturalist.

Born at Malvern, England on 15 September 1890, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1907 and settled at Winnipeg. For 17 years he wrote the weekly column “Wild Wings” for the Winnipeg Tribune. He also had a series Know Your Ducks and Geese published. He was a founding member and President (1937-1938) of the Natural History Society of Manitoba. Following many years of service as Chief Naturalist to Ducks Unlimited Canada, he retired in 1960 to Richmond, British Columbia where he died on 16 June 1967.

Sources:

Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 June 1967, page 23.

“Wildlife writer dies at 76,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1967, page 11.

“Outdoors with Mel Dagg,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 July 1970, page 66.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2017

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