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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Athol Robertson Gordon (1897-1977)


Born at Wingham, Ontario on 11 June 1897, son of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Gordon, he moved to Winnipeg at an early age and attended Alexandra School and Kelvin High School. During the First World War, he served overseas with the 61st Battalion and later served as Captain Quartermaster of the No. 12 Canadian Field Ambulance then as Quartermaster of the Princess Patricia Canadian Red Cross Special Hospital at Ramsgate. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and enrolled in the Manitoba Medical College, graduating in 1925, and established a general medical practice. During the Second World War, he served in Canada with the Headquarters M.D. 10 then went overseas with the No. 5 General Hospital. After the war, he resumed his practice and was on the medical staff of the Misericordia Hospital until retirement in 1976. On DATE, he married Ruth NAME (?-?) and they had two sons. He was a member of the Winnipeg Medical Society (President), Canadian Medical Association, University of Manitoba Students Union (Honorary President), and Masons (Beaver Lodge). He died at his Winnipeg home, 3000 Pembina Highway, on 8 July 1977.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 July 1977, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 January 2019

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