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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley Gaol (RM of Headingley)

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This correctional facility in the Rural Municipality of Headingley was constructed between 1929 and 1930 by St. Boniface-based contractor J. L. Guay.

Superintendents

Period

Superintendent

1929-1938

John Crawford Downie (1864-1942)

1938-1946

Royal Burritt (1876-1962)

1946-1955

Staff Sargeant Edward Weeks

1955-1968

Sargeant Sidney H. B. Littlewood

1968-1970

William Ellis Lawson (c1912-1970)

1970-1973

Reverend Eric G. Cox

1973-1975

Douglas Henry Walter “Doug” Lawrence (c1927-2015)

1975-1977

John Michael Gillingham

1977-1980

Alvin H. Carruthers

1980-1981

Reginald A. Forester

1981-1983

Albert Stuart

1983-1984

Paul Levielle - Acting

1984-1988

Reginald A. Forester

1988-1992

Denis B. Lemoine

1992-1996

Lawrence Robert “Larry” Krocker (1948-2004)

1996

Denis B. Lemoine

1996-1997

Reginald A. Forester

1997-2001

James Ross

Photos & Coordinates

Headingley Gaol

Site Location (lat/long): N49.87032, W97.43793
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Headingley Gaol Cemetery (RM of St. Francois Xavier)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Industrial Farm / Prison Farm (RM of Reynolds)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Central Judicial District Gaol and Courthouse (20 Third Street SE, Portage la Prairie)

Sources:

“Govt. accepts $198,991 tender,” Winnipeg Tribune, 9 July 1929, page 2.

Turnkey to Case Manager: The Professionalisation of the Correctional Officer Headingley Correctional Institution, Manitoba, 1930-1996 by Christian J. R Stansfield, MA Thesis, University of Manitoba, 2001. Appendix B / page 155.

We thank Lois Braun and Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 21 March 2022

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