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Memorable Manitobans: Garnet Affleck (1884-1947)

Civil engineer.

Born at Middleville, Ontario on 21 March 1884, he attended public and high school there then received a degree in civil engineering from a college in the United States. He returned to Canada to take a position as resident construction engineer with the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. He joined the Manitoba Department of Public Works in 1916 and, in December 1918, was appointed district engineer for the area southeast of Winnipeg, where he was responsible for all provincial road construction. He died suddenly of a heart attack at his Winnipeg home, 674 Fisher Street, on 1 January 1947 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

“G. Affleck, civil engineer, dies suddenly,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 January 1947. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9]

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 April 2017

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