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Memorable Manitobans: George William Elliott (1933-2011)


Born at Tugaske, Saskatchewan in 1933, he trained as a radio operator and began a long career with the RCMP Marine Division at Halifax. He then worked as a radio operator at small northern airports followed by a series of positions in airport administration. In 1978, he was appointed the General Manager of the Winnipeg International Airport, holding that position until his retirement in 1989.

He then served as Executive Director of the Western Canada Aviation Museum, President of the Canadian Aeronautical Preservation Association, and as a member of the board for the Winnipeg Airport Authority. He served on the Board of the Commissionaires Manitoba for many years, including time as its Chairman, and was actively involved in the RCMP Veterans Association. He was named a Manitoba Transportation Person of the Year and was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal in 2002.

He died at Winnipeg on 26 May 2011.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 May 2011.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 May 2011

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