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Memorable Manitobans: George B. Schreyer (1920-2017)

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George B. Schreyer
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Farmer, businessman, community activist.

Born at Meleb on 8 May 1920, eldest child of John and Elizabeth Schreyer, his childhood was spent in the Ladywood - Cromwell area near Beausejour. In the late 1930s and 1940s, he worked in a logging camp. On 8 July 1945, he married Lillian Genevieve Baker (1923-2012) and they had five children. He resided in the Parkdale and eventually farmed over 4,000 acres in the St. Andrews, Petersfield, and Rockwood areas. From 1956, he and his brother Len operated Schreyer Brothers Farm Equipment, later renamed Schreyer Equipment when he became its sole proprietor, turning it over to his sons in 1975. He then operated G. B. Schreyer Meats into his early 80s. He served for over 53 consecutive years for the St. Andrews Consolidated School District and later the Lord Selkirk School Division. In recognition of his community service, he received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg on 17 February 2017.

Brother of Edward R. Schreyer.

Sources:

Obituary [Lillian Genevieve Schreyer], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 2012.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 March 2017.

We thank Cheryl Kasianchuk for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 April 2017

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