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Memorable Manitobans: Wesley Sterling McGill (1904-1986)


Born on a farm near Neelin on 21 November 1904, son of George Colin McGill (1867-1944) and Helen Moir (1870-1955), brother of R. Stanley McGill, he was the Principal of Dand School (1928-1930), Rathwell School (1932-1936), MacGregor School (1936-1940), Shoal Lake School (1941-1945), Morris School (1947-1949), East St. Paul School (1954-1959), and Lord Kitchener School (1959-1960). On 7 January 1933, he married Mary Ida Forster (1902-1986) and they had two daughters, Moira McGill (wife of Gordon Grahame) and Glenda McGill (wife of Wayne Russell). He died at Winnipeg on 4 January 1986 and was buried in the Neelin Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary [Mrs. Colin McGill], Belmont News, 20 January 1955, page 1.

“Funeral services held for Wesley Sterling McGill,” Baldur Gazette, 22 January 1986, page 3.

Obituary [Mary Ida McGill], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 April 1986, page 42.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2019

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