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Memorable Manitobans: John K. “Jack” Henderson (1927-2012)

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Jack Henderson
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Born at Norwood on 22 January 1927, he attended King George V School and joined the St. Boniface Fire Department in 1947. There he rose to Deputy Fire Chief by 1972, after which he took the position as Fire Chief of Fort Garry on 1 June 1972. Following the Unicity amalgamation, he held various posts within the City of Winnipeg Unified Fire Department, including Deputy Fire Chief (?-1985) before becoming Fire Chief of Winnipeg (1985-1991). He retired in January 1991. In 1971, he married Alice Marie Forest Pilkington (1927-2013) in 1971 and had four children. He died at Winnipeg on 20 September 2012.


[Photo caption], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 1972, page 12.

“Lumber yard fire lights up city sky line,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 April 1985, page 1.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 September 2012, page C5.

Obituary [Alice Henderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 November 2013.

We thank Larry Klassen for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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