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Memorable Manitobans: William George “Bill” Saundry (1902-1972)

Editor and publisher.

Born at Port Isaac, Cornwall, England in 1902, he came to Canada in 1920 and began working for his uncle Joseph Saundry at the Stonewall Argus in March 1921. He later co-owned the business with his uncle before becoming the sole proprietor in 1960. He sold the business to one of employees in 1967 but continued to work at the paper until shortly before his death. On 11 June 1932, he married Reta May Turner (1903-1990) of Stonewall. They had no children. He was a member of the Stonewall United Church, Masons (Stonewall Lodge No. 12), IOOF (Stonewall Lodge No. 49), and Stonewall Curling Club. He died at Stonewall on 6 January 1972 and was buried in the Stonewall Cemetery.

Sources:

Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 January 1972, page 33.

Obituary [Reta May Saundry], Winnipeg Free Press, 8 June 1990, page 50.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 October 2017

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