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Memorable Manitobans: George Findlay Stephens (1884-1948)

Hospital superintendent.

Born at Winnipeg on 16 November 1884, son of G. F. Stephens and Alice Christie, he was educated at Winnipeg Schools and McGill University. He did postgraduate work abroad in eye and ear and graduated MD in 1907. He served as a member of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War, from 1915 to 1919. Returning to Canada, he became Superintendent of the Winnipeg General Hospital. He was a member of the 1500 Club, Canadian Club of Winnipeg, and Pine Ridge Golf Club. On 4 January 1911, he married Mary Irene Sutherland (1884-1969), daughter of W. R. D. Sutherland, with whom he had a son and three daughters. He died at Vancouver, British Columbia on 29 April 1948. In 1949, the Canadian Healthcare Association Award for Distinguished Service was established in his memory.


Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

We thank Julia Boak for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2018

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