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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Hancock (1924-2001)

Community activitist.

Born at Toronto, Ontario on 28 June 1924, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941. Following his military discharge, he enrolled at the University of Toronto and received a BA degree. Soon after, he moved to Winnipeg where he worked for the YMCA. In the early 1960s, he worked for the Duke of Edinburgh Conference, for which he was inducted into the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt (1971). He then became a Professor in the Faculty of Continuing Education at the University of Manitoba until retirement in 1986. In 1957, he met and married Isabelle Speed (1928-1998) and they had three children. He was a co-founder of the St. Vital Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 17 February 2001 and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 February 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 August 2021

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