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Memorable Manitobans: Frank H. Gunston (1933-2016)


Born at Flin Flon in 1933, oldest child of Leonard Gunston and Myrtle Anderson, he received degrees in Engineering (1957) and Medicine (1963) from the University of Manitoba. During studies in England, he designed and developed knee-joint replacements. He worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Winnipeg General Hospital, Children’s Centre, Manitoba Rehab Hospital, and the Brandon General Hospital before retirement in 2000. In recognition of his contributions to medicine, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1996) and he received the Manitoba Medical Association Scholastic Award (1998), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Brandon on 15 February 2016.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2016.

“Doctor brought the world to its knees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 February 2016

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