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Memorable Manitobans: Hugh Alexander George Macdonald Gainsford (1918-2014)

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Community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 14 March 1918, son of George Kelvin Gainsford (c1875-?) and Isabella Mary “Daisy” Macdonald (1877-1959), great-grandson of Sir John Alexander Macdonald, he was named for his maternal grandfather, Hugh John Macdonald. On 12 April 1944, he married Beatrice Parr of Unity, Saskatchewan and they had two children. A long-time volunteer at Dalnavert Museum, in recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in 1977. He died at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 25 November 2014.

See also:

Sir John A. Macdonald’s Granddaughter by Lillian Gibbons
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 4, Number 2, January 1959

Sources:

“Flesh and blood artifact,” Winnipeg Free Press, 30 May 1995, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 November 2014.

We thank Pat Allan for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2014

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