Memorable Manitobans: George Gilbert Perry (1892-1971)
Born at Butternut Ridge, New Brunswick on 16 December 1892, son of Thomas G. Perry, in 1915 he was working as school teacher in New Brunswick when he enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served in France. Following his military discharge in 1919, he moved to Manitoba where he served successively as the Principal of McCreary School (1925-1926), Clearwater School (1926-1928), Belmont School (1930-1931), and Stockton School (1931-1935). He was later living at Glenboro (1938) and Westbourne (1943-1960). He served again during the Second World War, after which he taught at the Manitoba Home for Boys (1951-1952).
He was married twice, first to Mary Ann ? (1889-1951) and they had five children: George Malcolm Perry, Donald Perry, ? Perry (wife of J. Trist), Irene Mary Perry (1924-2014, wife of Bud Scharien), and ? Perry (wife of B. Bareham). His second wife was Charlotte Mary Marshall (?-?).
He moved to Victoria, British Columbia in 1969 and died there on 26 January 1971.
Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.
Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.
“Christie - Perry,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 October 1938, page 11.
“Assault brings month in jail,” Portage la Prairie Leader, 21 January 1960, page 10.
Death registration, British Columbia Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Victoria Daily Colonist, 28 January 1971.
George Gilbert Perry, FindAGrave.
When the West was Bourne: A History of Westbourne and District, 1860 to 1985 by Westbourne-Longbourne History, 1985, pages 463-464.
Obituary [Irene Mary Scharien], Omega Funeral Home.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 May 2023