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Memorable Manitobans: Alexander Harold Clark (1919-2006)

Police officer.

Born at Lily Plain, Saskatchewan on 30 June 1919, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1940 and rose to the rank of Sergeant. He retired in 1964, at Brandon, then moved to Winnipeg to have a second career as Manitoba’s Supervisor of School attendance and then Supervisor of Private Schools. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1967 and retired from Manitoba Civil Service in 1981. He lived at Summerland, British Columbia for a short time then returned to Winnipeg for a few years then lived at Victoria, BC for 20 years. He was involved with Lions, Kinsmen, Manitoba Government Employees’ Association, and was a life-time member of the Manitoba and Victoria RCMP Veterans Associations, Victoria Newcomers, Canadian Club, Masons, Victoria Beach Club, and many of the Anglican Churches in communities where he had resided. At 82, his book The Unpaid Second Man was published and reviewed by publications including Maclean’s. He died at Winnipeg on 14 November 2006.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 November 2006.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 15 June 2017

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