Manitoba Historical Society
     Keeping history alive for over 140 years


Pay & Donate in the MHS Online Shop

Endangered Top 10
Top 10

Manitoba History No. 89

No. 89

War Memorials in Manitoba
in Manitoba

This Old Elevator
This Old

Abandoned Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans

Historic Sites of Manitoba
Historic Sites
of Manitoba

Memorable Manitobans: George Velie (1856-1912)

Click to enlarge

George Velie
Click to enlarge

Liquor merchant.

Born at Glenallen, Ontario on 5 October 1856, he worked at various businesses in Ontario until he came to Winnipeg in 1882 and went into the hotel business, and proprietor of the Golden and Gault restaurants. Around 1892 he purchased the wholesale liquor business of Alexander McIntyre. He died on 16 May 1912 after a lengthy illness and was buried at Listowel, Ontario.


“Pioneer Winnipeg merchant is dead,” Manitoba Free Press, 16 May 1912, page 13.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2014

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society.

Search the collection by word or phrase, name, place, occupation or other text:

Custom Search

Browse surnames beginning with:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | Y | Z | 2017

Send corrections and additions to the Memorable Manitobans Administrator at

Criteria for Memorable Manitobans | Suggest a Memorable Manitoban  | Our Inspiration | Acknowledgements

Support the MHS and

Back to top of page


To report an error on the above page, please contact the MHS Webmaster.

Home  |  Terms & Conditions  |  FAQ  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy  |  Donations Policy

© 1998-2019 Manitoba Historical Society. All rights reserved.