Memorable Manitobans: George Allan Wilson (1898-1973)
Born at Winnipeg in 1898, son of Charles Hurst Wilson and Edna Margaret “Maggie” Warner (1870-1908), his early childhood was spent at Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia. He returned to Winnipeg in 1918 and joined his father's business, serving as the President of Wilson Furniture (1924-1966).
He and wife Victoria Anna Wilson (1901-1985) had three children: G. R. “Dick” Wilson, Margaret Victoria “Peggy” Wilson (1920-2006, wife of Ted Stillinger), and Claude Hooper Wilson. Active in freemasonry, he was Master of Ionic Lodge No. 25, Potentate and honorary member of the Khartum Shriners, and served on the Board of Governors for the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children. He was President of the Winnipeg Rotary Club, Strathcona Curling Club (President, 1942-1943), and Carleton Club, and an elder of St. Andrew's River Heights United Church.
He died at the Winnipeg General Hospital on 7 April 1973.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 1973, page 35.
Obituary [Victoria Anna Wilson], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1985, page 65.
Obituary [Margaret Victoria stillinger], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 2006.
We thank Rick Mutton for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 25 October 2022