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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Edward Hooker (1897-1979)

Lumberman, firefighter.

Born at his family’s home on Eveline Street in Selkirk on 21 December 1897, son of Frank W. Hooker and Inez Ruth Alvord (1864-1906), during the First World War he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force in May 1916 and saw service overseas at the battles of Ypres and Passchendaele. Following the war, he was active in his father’s lumber business, F. W. Hooker Limited, as President and General Manager for over 50 years and served with the Selkirk Volunteer Fire Department, as an officer, secretary-treasurer, and a volunteer fireman for over 50 years. On 23 April 1924, he married Ruth Caroline Moody at Selkirk and had three children. He was a member of the Selkirk United Church, serving as Sunday School Secretary-Treasurer for 25 years and sat on the Steward’s Board. In addition, he was President of the Selkirk Liberal Association, life member of the Royal Canadian Legion, and honourary life member of the Selkirk Chamber of Commerce. He died at Selkirk on 22 June 1979 and was buried in St. Clements Cemetery.

Sources:

1901 Canada Census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 June 1979, page 53.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 January 2019

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