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Memorable Manitobans: Charles P. Gilraine (c1920-1978)


Born at Winnipeg around 1920, son of Charles J. Gilraine, during the Second World War he served in the Royal Canadian Navy and then was in the Naval Reserves from 1945 to 1969. At the time of his death, he was Chief Clerk for the County Court of Manitoba. He lost a hand in a bomb blast at the court in September 1974. He was President of the Winnipeg Gyro Club and served on the executive of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers for several years. He was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion, Granite Curling Club, and Winnipeg Turf Club. He died at Winnipeg on 23 October 1978.


Obituary [Charles J. Gilraine], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 1961, page 47.

“Clock-bomb: man, 50, hunted,” Winnipeg Free Press, 27 September 1974, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1978, page 48.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 August 2016

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