Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Marcy Wiseman (1934-2012)
Born at Winnipeg on 24 February 1934, son of Robert William Wiseman (1906-1984) and Mary Lotta Marcy (1908-1949), he attended school in East Kildonan and enrolled at the University of Manitoba. At the latter, he met Arlyne Patricia “Arlene” Rosenblat (1934-2012) and they married at Gimli on 29 December 1956. He graduated with a BSc degree (1956) and was a teacher (1957) and Principal (1957-1958) at Gimli Collegiate where Arlyne also taught (1955-1957). Returning to the University of Manitoba, he attained a MSc degree in Bacteriology and Immunology (1961). In August 1961, he and his wife moved to Scotland where he studied at the University of Edinburgh under an Adalsteinn Kiristjansson Travelling Scholarship and University of Edinburgh research scholarship. He graduating with a PhD degree in Bacteriology in 1963. He returned to Winnipeg, taught Medical Microbiology at the University of Manitoba from 1965, earned his DSc (1974, Edinburgh), and retired in 1990 as a Senior Scholar. In 1975, he was awarded the University of Manitoba Graduate Students Association Professor of the Year Award. He died at the Tuxedo Villa Personal Care Home in Winnipeg on 27 April 2012 and was buried in the Bnay Abraham Cemetery.
Marriage registration [William Robert Wiseman & Mary Lita Marcy, sic], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Death notice [Mary Lotta Wiseman], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 September 1949, page 29.
“Wiseman - Rosenblat,” Selkirk Enterprise, 20 February 1957, page 8.
“Mr., Mrs. Wiseman on way to Edinburgh,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 August 1961, page 10.
“Record numbers of Grads at Manitoba University,” Winnipeg Tribune, 17 May 1962, page 10.
Obituary [Robert William Wiseman], Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 1984, page 63.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), 1370/84 Robert W. Wiseman, GR7996, Archives of Manitoba.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), PR12-01-91323 Gordon M. Wiseman, Archives of Manitoba.
Winnipeg estate files (ATG 0025A), PR13-01-92994 Arlene P. Wiseman, Archives of Manitoba.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 1 January 2023