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Memorable Manitobans: Gerald Frank Saunders (1913-1984)

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Gerald Frank Saunders
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Municipal official.

Born at Newent, Gloucestershire, England on 23 February 1913, son of Charles Henry Saunders and Florence Arrowsmith, he emigrated to Canada in 1929 and lived in Saskatchewan for a time before moving to Manitoba. He was an administrator for the East Kildonan School District for many years, and was the Executive Director of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities, from 1969 to his retirement in 1980. He was also Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Good Roads Association. Around 1940, he married Eileen Margaret Gladden (1918-2008) of Kelwood. They had a daughter, Brenda Saunders. He died at Winnipeg on 5 September 1984.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1984, page 42.

We thank Gerald Wadley for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 April 2019

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