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Memorable Manitobans: Malcolm Earl McKellar (1918-1976)

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Malcolm Earl McKellar
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Farmer, insurance agent, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966), MLA (1966-1969), MLA (1969-1973), MLA (1973-1976).

Born at Nesbitt on 20 April 1918, son of Malcolm McKellar (1879-1951) and Merle Baliff Gray (1890-1981), he was educated at Nesbitt School. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1958 general election and was re-elected in 1959, 1962, 1966, 1969, and 1973.

On 24 November 1961, he married Lois Susan Hobday (?-2011) and they had one son. He was a member of the Wawanesa Masonic Order and Wawanesa Lions Club, and a board member of the International Peace Garden and Brandon University.

He died in Winnipeg on 18 April 1976 after an illness of several months. He was buried in the Minnewawa Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1959.

“Lois Susan Hobday weds Malcolm Earl McKellar MLA,” Brandon Sun, 30 November 1961, page 18.

“Souris-Killarney MLA McKellar dies at 57,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 1976, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 April 1976, page 37.

Obituary [Lois Susan McKellar], Winnipeg Free Press, 23 July 2011.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2021

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