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Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Robert Andrew “Ernie” Anderson (1901-1977)

Municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 20 December 1901, son of Olaves Anderson (1869-1945) and Annie May McLelland (1876-1939), he worked as an electrical contractor and served as a Senior NCO in the Royal Canadian Air Force for four years. He was Stephen Juba’s election campaign manager in 1956, an advocate for civic reform, and a City of Winnipeg Alderman for Ward 2 (1961-1962).

On 8 January 1971, he married Jessie Edythe Saunders (1909-1991, widow of Cecil Edmund Tremblay) at Home Street Christian Church . They had three children. The family lived at 666 Maryland Avenue.

He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 5 November 1977.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Technocracy Symbols feature Tremblay-Saunders wedding,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1940, page 11.

“Olaves Anderson, 76, former printer, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 5 November 1945, page 4.

“Seven candidates seeking three Aldermanic seats in Ward One,” Winnipeg Free Press 13 October 1955, page 3.

“Ward 1: CEC supporting both incumbents,” Winnipeg Free Press, 18 October 1958, page 42.

“Weddings,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 January 1971, page 20.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1977, page 27.

Obituary [Jessie Anderson], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 November 1977, page 27.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 10 March 2014

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