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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Don Gerrie Park (80 Churchill Drive, Winnipeg)

This Winnipeg park was dedicated on 22 October 1998 in honour of Donald Ira “Don” Gerrie, a long-time Riverview resident and Winnipeg municipal councillor (1974-1989). The limestone base of a commemorative plaque came from the former Municipal Hospital Nurses’ Home. The Manitoba Canoe and Kayak Centre is located within the park.

Commemorative plaque in Don Gerrie Park

Commemorative plaque in Don Gerrie Park (September 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.86894, W97.13027
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Memorable Manitobans: Donald Ira “Don” Gerrie (1925-1992)

Sources:

Death registrations, British Columbia Vital Statistics.

“Road and lake mishaps fatal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 July 1947, page 1.

Obituary [Walter Gerrie], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 1947, page 21.

“W. Gerrie death held accidental,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 July 1947, page 11.

“Victim’s widow seeks $35,230,” Winnipeg Free Press, 13 March 1948, page 25.

Obituary [Agnes Gerrie], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 1968, page 22.

“Former councillor served in multitude of civic posts,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1992, page B2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1992, page C6.

“Don Gerrie: a good friend who will be sadly missed,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 December 1992, page A7.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 April 2021

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