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Memorable Manitobans: George Fisher (1862-1922)

Municipal official.

Born at Lanark, Scotland in 1862, he came to Winnipeg in August 1906 to become the Canadian Manager of the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society. He served two terms on the Winnipeg city council (1917-1920) and was President of the Winnipeg Grain Exchange, President of the Traders’ Building Association, President of the Assiniboine Club, Chairman of the Mothers’ Allowance Commission, Vice-Chairman of the Provincial Savings Bank, and an elder in St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church. He was married with two sons, George W. Fisher (c1885-1941) and John B. Fisher (c1894-1946). He died at his Winnipeg home on 13 February 1922 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.


1921 Canada census, Ancestry.

Death registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“George Fisher, ex-alderman, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 February 1922, page 6. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B7]

“Ex-alderman is borne to grave,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 February 1922, page 6.

Obituary [George W. Fisher], Winnipeg Tribune, 13 August 1941, page 18.

“John B. Fisher, Scottish co-op manager, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1946. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

“Mrs. George Fisher,” Winnipeg Tribune, 23 August 1948, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2015

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