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Memorable Manitobans: John McKenzie “Jock” McGeachan (1894-1980)

Municipal official.

Born at Glasgow, Scotland on 4 July 1894, he served with the Argyle and South Highlanders during the First World War. He and wife immigrated to Canada and settled at Transcona in 1921, where they resided until moving to Montreal in 1962. A machinist by trade, McGeachan worked at the Canadian National Railways shop for 35 years, retiring in 1959. He served as a Transcona town councillor (1946-47), during which time he was active in developing parks. He died at Winnipeg on 7 March 1980 and was buried in Transcona Cemetery. He is commemorated by McGeachan Park in Transcona.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: J. M. McGeachan Park (25 Bayview Drive, Winnipeg)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Rotary Centenary Park (Plessis Road, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 March 1980, page 44.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 July 2015

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