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Memorable Manitobans: Jack Lawrence Pearce (1923-2010)

Municipal official, civil servant.

Born at Winnipeg on 2 July 1923, he served with the No. 10 District Depot during the Second World War. He worked for over 30 years with the Greater Winnipeg Transit Commission, Winnipeg Emergency Measures Organization, and the Parks and Recreation Department of the City of Winnipeg, retiring in 1979 and moving to Sandy Hook two years later. He was Mayor of the Rural Municipality of North Kildonan from 1954 to 1956. He became Mayor again in a 1962 by-election after the death of John Dickson. On 4 February 1950, he married Margaret Sumpton and they raised three children. He died at Winnipeg on 5 June 2010.

Sources:

“Upset in North Kildonan”, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 1953, page 2.

“Pearce is Mayor of N. Kildonan”, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 March 1962, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 2010.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy.

Page revised: 5 April 2016

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