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Memorable Manitobans: Adam Grant Smith (1916-2000)


Born at Winnipeg on 24 February 1916, son of Rev. John Adam Smith and Isabel Smith, he attended Strathclair School and Colgate (Saskatchewan) School then completed high school at Lyleton School. He received BA degree (1937) and Divinity (1940) degrees from United College. As a student United Church minister, he served at Kelloe, Tyndall, Garson, and Hazelridge. An ordained minister, he served at Central Patricia Mines, Cartwright United Church / Holmfield / Neelin United Church / Chesterville (1942-1948), and Treherne United Church / Olive United Church / Matchettville United Church (1948-1954), St. Paul’s United Church (1954-1970), St. Norbert United Church (1970-?), Trinity United Church (?-?), and Headingley / St. Charles (13 year). He was given an honorary doctorate by the University of Winnipeg (1970). He died at Winnipeg on 11 November 2000.


“U of W selects four for honorary degrees,” Winnipeg Tribune, 1 May 1970.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 December 2021

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