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Memorable Manitobans: William Garfield “Garf” Chaloner (1904-1989)

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Born at Kaslo, British Columbia on 21 November 1904, he came to Gilbert Plains at a young age. After finishing high school, he worked in a saw mill at Prince George, BC before returning to Gilbert Plains in 1928 to join his father’s insurance business. In 1935, he purchased the Grandview Exponent from Jim Adair and operated it for decades. On 4 December 1936, he married Ina Vivian Bennett (?-?) at Grandview and they had three sons. He served on the Grandview town council for 22 years and was active in the Grandview Chamber of Commerce and the Manitoba Community Newspapers Association (President, 1947). He died at Dauphin on 2 November 1989 and was buried in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Grandview Exponent, 15 November 1989, page 34.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 January 2018

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