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Memorable Manitobans: George Donald Smith (1943-2007)

Engineer.

Born at Winnipeg in 1943, son of Lydia and George Smith, he worked as a power engineer, then as a Business Manager of the International Union of Operating Engineers, followed by a position as the Regional Representative/Negotiator for PIPS. He eventually established G. D. Smith Associates, which he operated until October 2006. During his career he contributed to many labour organizations and councils serving as President of the Canadian Conference of Operating Engineers and President of the Canadian Federation of Labour (Manitoba Council). He died of cancer, at Winnipeg, on 27 February 2007.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 March 2007.

“They left their mark”, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 December 2007, page B2.

Page revised: 20 November 2009

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