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Memorable Manitobans: George Arthur Clavelle (1932-2015)

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Police officer, community activist.

Born at Whitewood, Saskatchewan on 29 June 1932, he began a 35-year police career at the age of 20 he joined the St. Boniface Police Department. He retired in 1988 as Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Winnipeg Police Service. Active in the community, he served as President of the Manitoba Wildlife Federation (1967-1969) and Canadian Wildlife Federation (1977-1979), and promoted tourism to Canadian fishing and hunting lodges. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Richelieu Club, Laverendrye Game and Fish Association, Junior Rifle Program, Manitoba Peace Officers Club, Salvation Army, Manitoba Habitat Trust, Fort White Nature Centre, and Wood Bison Re-Establishment Foundation. In recognition of his service, he received the Royal Canadian Humane Society Award (1969), Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977), Police Exemplary Service Medal (1984), 125th Anniversary of Confederation Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Phoenix, Arizona on 20 January 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 January 2015

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