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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Adam “Ab” Gowanlock (1900-1988)


Born at Glenboro on 14 December 1900, he began curling at an early age, later skipping teams that were nationally successful. Employed by the Department of Highways, he moved to Dauphin in the 1940s. He skipped two of the three rinks from outside Greater Winnipeg that represented Manitoba at the Brier between 1927 and 1957, winning both times (1938 and 1953). He was made a Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Association (1951) and was inducted into the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame (1975) and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1984). He died at Dauphin on 27 September 1988.


“Gowanlock dies at 87,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 1988, page 70.

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2016

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