Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Gerard Allison (1904-1989)
Born at Stayner, Ontario on 2 February 1904, son of William Thomas Allison and Annie Josephine Cunard Dawson (?-?), he came to Winnipeg in 1910, graduating in Arts (1924) and Medicine (1929) from the University of Manitoba. He did postgraduate work in Vienna and London before returning to Winnipeg to specialize in internal medicine. He was President of the Manitoba Medical Association (1959-1960) and Chair of Manitoba Medical Services (1961). He served on the Canadian Medical Association committee that proposed a pension plan for doctors. On 4 November 1939, he married physician Gerda Elisabeth Fremming (1913-2006) at Winnipeg and they had a son and two daughters. He died at Winnipeg on 1 September 1989 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.
Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1989, page 55.
Obituary [Gerda Elisabeth Allison], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 2006.
Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 November 2022