Memorable Manitobans: William Arthur Gamey (1892-1968)
Born at Newdale on 19 September 1892, son of Albert Edward Gamey (1862-1910) and Margaret Ann “Maggie” McCallum (1866-1950), he attended Newdale School, Portage Collegiate Institute, United College, and graduated from the Normal School at Regina, Saskatchewan. He taught in Saskatchewan as well as in Manitoba, including service as Principal of Winkler School (1916) and teacher at Victoria School (1928).
On 7 July 1928, he married fellow teacher Verna Althea Whitfield (1903-1995) at Winnipeg and together they taught at Lockport School where he was Principal (1928-1929). They moved to Winnipeg, had son Roy Gamey (1929-2010), then took up farming in the Moline district. In 1933, they relocated to a farmstead three miles south of Strathclair and resided there until retirement in 1956. He was involved in the co-operative movement and the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation.
Birth registration [William Arthur Gamey], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Marriage registration [William Arthur Gamey, Verna Althea Whitfield], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth, marriage, and death [Margaret Ann Gamey] registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Social and personal [Mrs. Mary E. Whitfield announces the engagement ...],” Manitoba Free Press, 12 June 1928, page 8.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 January 1968, page 29.
Obituary, Brandon Sun, 20 January 1968, page 13.
Obituary, Shoal Lake Star, 25 January 1968, page 3.
Obituary [Verna Althea Gamey], Shoal Lake Star, 2 May 1995, page 11.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Gordon Goldsborough for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 14 May 2023