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Memorable Manitobans: George Lindsay Gardner (1901-1997)

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Born at Dublin, Ireland in 1901, son of Margaret Lindsay and George Gardner (?-1910), in 1913 he came to Canada with two aunts, finishing public school at Winnipeg in 1917. His first job after leaving school was working in the office of C. J. Brown where he was a stenographer. After around 30 years of service in the Winnipeg Department of Civic Administration, he became Clerk of the City of Winnipeg, serving from 1948 to 1962. He concurrently occupied the position of Clerk of the Greater Winnipeg Sanitary and Water Districts. He retired to Victoria, British Columbia where he died, unmarried, on 3 March 1997.


“Clerk of the corporation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 13 September 1948. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B10, page 49]

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 April 1997, page 24.

We thank Carol Adams Sjostedt for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Sarah Ramsden.

Page revised: 30 August 2015

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