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Memorable Manitobans: Allan Grant Brock (1932-2016)

Community activist, archivist.

Born at Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on 17 March 1932, son of Earl and Mabel Brock, he moved to Winnipeg in 1955 where he worked briefly for CP Rail before joining Air Canada in 1956 and working there for 32 years until retirement in 1989. He was active at Young United Church and Sturgeon Creek United Church, serving as Chair of the General Board at Sturgeon Creek and on the building committee after a 1990 fire destroyed the Sturgeon Creek sanctuary. A Mason, he was elected to the Board of General Purposes of the Grand Lodge of Manitoba in 1990 and worked to organize its archives until his death, earning him the title of Manitoba’s first Grand Archivist. He was also a Past President and honorary Life Member of the St. James Horticultural Society and Manitoba Horticultural Association. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 4 June 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 2016.

This page was prepared by Mallory Light.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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