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Memorable Manitobans: George Edward Dow (1929-2011)

Physician, municipal official.

Born at Boissevain on 12 December 1929, son of Edward Ingo Dow and Dorothy Grace Taylor, he graduated from Boissevain Collegiate in 1946 then attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with degrees in Science (1950) and Medicine (1955). He studied family medicine at Cedar Rapids, Iowa for one year then began a medical practice at Killarney, Manitoba in 1956, serving for over 40 years before retirement in 1999. He served on the building committees for the Tri-Lake Health Centre and the new Killarney United Church, served as a town councillor and Mayor of Killarney from 1977 to 1986, and a school trustee from 1987 to 1997. He was named Physician of the Year by the Manitoba Medical Association in 1990 and became a Life Member of the College of Family Physicians of Canada in 1999. He died on 18 August 2011.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dow House (721 Mill Road, Boissevain, Municipality of Boissevain-Morton)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 August 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2019

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