Memorable Manitobans: Austin Lloyd Clark (1896-1945)
Sales manager, municipal official, MLA (1941-1945).
Born at Cornwall, Ontario on 18 February 1896, son of Kenneth and Georgiana Clark, he was educated at Cornwall Public and High Schools, also Commercial College. He was President of A. Lloyd Clark & Company and the Manitoba Motor League (1941-1944).
He served as a councillor in the Rural Municipality of St. Vital, Reeve of St. Vital (1938-1941), and a member of the St. Vital School Board before being elected as a Liberal-Progressive to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1941 general election.
On 15 June 1921, he married Florence Gladys “Flossie” Warner (1897-1991, daughter of Barney and Emma Warner of Martintown, Ontario) and they had two children: Hazel Beatrice Clark (1925-1926) and Eric Warner Clark (1928-1989). He was a member of the Carleton Club, Masons, Winnipeg Winter Club, St. John Ambulance (Fort Garry Brigade), and St. Boniface Kiwanis Club (President).
He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 29 January 1945, while still in office, and was buried in the St. Vital Cemetery.
The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1943.
“A. Lloyd Clark, M.L.A., dies in hospital,” Winnipeg Tribune, 29 January 1945, page 18.
Obituary, Western Municipal News, February 1945, page 33.
Obituary [Eric Warner Clark], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 April 1989, page 35.
Obituary [Flossie Gladys McCutcheon], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 1991, page 31.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 28 January 2021