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Memorable Manitobans: Recipients of the Manitoba Centennial Medal

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In 1970, medals were presented by the Manitoba Historical Society to meritorious Manitobans for their contributions to various public endeavours.

Centennial Medals of Honour

Recipient

Citation

Douglas Lloyd Campbell (1895-1995)

Who sat continuously in the Provincial Legislature from 1922 to 1969, dedicating these 47 years unstintingly for the advancements of the province. Mr. Campbell served as Premier of Manitoba during the decade of the 1950s and his government initiated many significant changes in the life of Manitoba.

Edwin Gladstone “Eddie” Cass (1893-1985)

Widely known throughout the metropolitan area and the province for his work in supporting amateur athletics, Mr. Cass has given fully of himself over many years in his devotion to the young people of the community, thereby greatly enriching the province’s athletic life.

Henry Bruce Chown (1893-1986)

A medical research whose life has been dedicated to science and who, in 1951, made a contribution to medical science which was acclaimed throughout the world. Dr. Chown’s identification and diagnosis of the Rh blood factor was a brilliant addition to medical knowledge, and a great boon to people everywhere in its application.

Thomas Alexander Crerar (1876-1975)

Who will always be identified with the aspirations of Manitoba and Western Canada. Dr. Crerar was the leading spirit of the progressive movement in the West and as a public servant, in the Federal Cabinet and the Senate of Canada, devoted most of his life to his country.

Adam Cuthand (?-1994)

Who has served as President of the Indian-Metis Federation of Manitoba. In this position, and in his Ministry, Canon Cuthand has striven to bridge the cultural gap between the Native community and white society, and has devoted himself, with personal sacrifice, to the ideal of a common future for us all.

Samuel Freedman (1908-1993)

Who has earned an international reputation as an eminent Jurist and public servant. Dr. Freedman has served his own community in many capacities, possibly most noteworthy as Chancellor of the University of Manitoba during its period of greatest growth, and is currently [1970] Chancellor of a University in Israel.

Etienne Gaboury

Who at an early age is acquiring an enviable reputation as an architect of international stature. In particular, Mr. Gaboury has won acclaim for his innovation and imagination in the field of church architecture. His work will provide joy and beauty for our second century.

Paul Gerhardt Hiebert (1892-1987)

Who recently [1970] retired as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Manitoba. In addition to earning the respect and affection of his students, as a teacher of distinction, Dr. Hiebert delighted Canadians everywhere as a humourist, with his creation of “Sarah Binks, The Sweet Songstress of Saskatchewan.”

Hans Albert Hochbaum (1911-1988)

Who is internationally famous for his work as a wildlife expert. As both artist and scientist, Mr. Hochbaum has employed his talents in the Delta area of Manitoba, contributing to our knowledge of, and our pleasure in, the wildlife resource of the province, thus ensuring contributing materially for the preservation of a valuable natural resource.

Milton Carman Holden (1903-1975)

Who has for many years been a well known businessman in south-western Manitoba. His efforts have provided economic strength and stability to this area. Dr. Holden has been devoted to the cause of higher education and was instrumental in the growth and improvement of Brandon College to its present status as Brandon University.

Stephen Juba (1914-1993)

A native son, who as a member of the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba and a long-time Mayor of the City of Winnipeg, with vision and courage dedicated himself towards the improvement of the quality of life within this province.

Vincent Leah (1913-1993)

Whose long career as a sports writer, and more recently as an author, has made his a familiar name throughout the province. He has been justly acclaimed for his devotion to amateur athletics and his untiring efforts on behalf of our young people. he has kindled the fires of sports enthusiasm through the province.

Walter Jacobson Lindal (1887-1976)

Whose many faceted career has won him the admiration of the province. As jurist, editor and author, Judge Lindal has personified the vitality of the ethnic mosaic of Manitoba, gaining recognition nationally and internationally for his work in preserving the Icelandic culture.

John Alexander MacAulay (1892-1978)

Whose contribution, not only to his province, but to the world community has brought him great esteem and respect. As President of the International Red Cross, Dr. MacAulay’s personal talents and dedication has had the same impact on the larger stage as his interest and service to his province, which encompasses an outstanding career in the law, business and as patron of the arts.

Donald Faison McIntyre (1885-1974)

Whose long career as a physician and surgeon has exemplified all that is best in the tradition of medical service to the community. Dr. McIntyre’s practice could well serve as a model for that admirable image of the devoted general practitioner. His private life, replete with many acts of generosity and kindness serves as a model for the ideal citizen.

William L. Morton (1908-1980)

Whose distinguished career as a historian has made him a nationally acknowledged leader of his profession. Dr. Morton’s study of Manitoba and Canada, and his extensive writings, have illuminated Manitoba’s history with grace and insight. His life has been dedicated to the advancement of Western Canadian interests.

Muriel Sprague Richardson (1891-1973)

Without whose intervention Manitoba and Winnipeg would not enjoy such a rich and varied cultural life. Her quiet efforts have encouraged and sustained the arts in the community and made Winnipeg the envy of other cities. Her leadership in the business community has provided an example of vision and confidence through which impetus has been provided to others.

Dufferin Roblin (1917-2010)

A native son who steadfastly devoted unsparingly his life for the advancement of the interests of Manitoba. His political career was vibrant with vision and courage. At this time [1970], controversy may enshroud an objective assessment of his proper place in our history. However, even his critics would say his imagination and initiative have transformed the province in many aspects and help prepare it for the years ahead.

Clarence I. Tillenius (1913-2012)

Whose career as painter and sculptor have been recognized across Canada. His creations now grace public buildings from Ottawa to Victoria, and his use of Manitoba themes has done honour to the province. His style and methods as a painter have added new dimensions to the techniques of the craft.

Frederick G. Tipping (1885-1973)

Whose long career has joined the worlds of labour and political life. His insight and humour helped ease the tensions in the difficult days of the 1919 General Strike, and helped heal the breach in the fabric of our community. Through the years the influence of his social conscience upon Winnipeg has contributed to the improvement of the lot of the underprivileged.

Centennial Medals

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Recipient

Residence (1970)

Citation

Mr. & Mrs. Fred Acres

Steinbach

For setting a fine example of good citizenship in ther district.

William Addison (1908-2009)

Winnipeg

For his work among young hockey players for many years and activity in hockey organizations.

Robert Samuel Adrain (1912-1996)

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution as Reeve of Municipality of Portage la Prairie.

George Allard

Winnipeg

For his work as Secretary Manager of the Manitoba Hockey Association and his activity in promoting hockey.

Doris Allen

The Pas

Setting a fine example as a good citizen.

Arthur Anderson

Churchill

For his activity in the Churchill area from the time the town was opened to settlers and his contribution as a successful merchant in the town.

Emily Anderson

Winnipeg

For her activity in the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion where she has worked faithfully for years.

Robert Melville Anderson (1882-1973)

Surrey, BC

For his contribution as a pioneer in the Silver Creek district (Silverton, Manitoba).

Capt. D. A. Armstrong

Winnipeg

For his devotion in the work he has done with boys through the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Mary Isabel Armitage (1902-2005)

Altamont

For her many years in the teaching profession and her activity in community affairs.

Laura Edna Asselstine (1897-1986)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a Winnipeg school teacher and her research and ingenuity in the field of pedagogy.

Anna Babynec

Winnipeg

For her time and efforts devoted to the service of charity in her community.

Bill Bain

Winnipeg

Coordinator of the apartment building at 610 Ross Avenue. For his efforts towards endeavouring to improve the neighbourhood and make it a better place to live.

Sigurgeir Bardal (1891-1980)

Shoal Lake

For unstinting efforts in caring for the health of Shoal Lake area residents, particularly during the Depression years.

George Barone (1916-1992)

Winnipeg (Transcona)

For his great contribution to Manitoba in designing the White Horse statue on No. 1 highway and the Viking Statue at Gimli.

Miss Irene Barton

Winnipeg

For her many years as Matron of Deer Lodge Hospital where she made the place like home to those who had to spend years there.

Mary Elizabeth Bayer (1925-2005)

Winnipeg

Outstanding contributions in fostering the cultural preservations within the province.

Harold J. Bedford (1906-2004)

Stony Mountain

For his many years as Chaplain at Stony Mountain Penitentiary and for his work in the rehabilitation of prisoners and assistance to their families.

W. Bell

Winnipeg

For his many years of work with various veteran’s organizations including the Christmas Cheer Board.

Marius Benoist (1896-1985)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his part in specific practical and creative work in contributing to the structural preservation of historical buildings in Manitoba.

Ben Berck (1912-1998)

Winnipeg

For his proficiency in chemistry and his knowledge and concern with air, soil, water and food pollution and his tireless efforts for the control of them.

Nikola Bjelajac (1919-2006)

Winnipeg

For his work as teacher at the University of Manitoba Fine Arts Department and for his efforts in making the Forum a vital part of the community.

John Boily

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his contribution in beautifying the parks and boulevards of St. Boniface and Winnipeg for many years.

Malvina Bolus (?-1997)

Winnipeg

For her work in publicizing excellently presented article about Manitoba’s history and keeping the public informed of current changes in our North Country.

Thomas Charles Boucher Boon (1887-1979)

Selkirk

For his research into the history of the Anglican Church in Canada and other historical writings.

Bruce Boreham

Winnipeg

For his outstanding community service in the public relations field beyond his vocational interests.

Adolph Borkowski

Winnipeg

For his outstanding service to the district of Ethelbert, Manitoba where he was instrumental in bringing about a twice-weekly mail service.

Michael Borowsky

Winnipeg

Contributions in the field of agronomy.

T. G. Borthwick

Winnipeg

For his many years working on the railway between The Pas and Churchill providing supplies of many descriptions.

Sister Marie Boulet

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For her contribution to education over many years.

Pauline LeGoff Boutal (1894-1992)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For her many years of service to the community with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Richard Spink Bowles (1912-1988)

Winnipeg

For his service as Lieutenant-Governor of Manitoba and his work with the Law Society of Manitoba and the Manitoba Bar Association.

Hartwell Walter Lewis Bowsfield (1922-2008)

Toronto, Ontario

For his contribution to history of Manitoba as an editor, author, writer, and archivist.

Harry Baker Brehaut (?-1975)

Winnipeg

For his outstanding reserach on the Red River Cart and its trails and his craftsmanship in constructing model carts.

Louisa Brewster

Winnipeg

For her numerous voluntary services in the betterment of mankind.

Beatrice Alice Brigden (1894-1977)

Winnipeg

For her many years of work among our Native people in getting them established in handicrafts.

Hans A. Brodahl

Winnipeg

For his work as Secretary of the Viking Club of Winnipeg and for his contribution to the history of the Danes in Manitoba.

Alice Evelyn Brown (1916-2011)

Winnipeg

Manitoba Historical Society past president, historical writer and long term worker in the cause of Manitoba history.

Florence May Rose Brown (1893-?)

Minnedosa

For her contribution in the establishment of the Pioneer Home Museum, Minnedosa and activity as a writer and local historian.

Kathleen E. Brown

Winnipeg

For her contribution in the field of music and entertainment.

Peter Brown

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and his contribution in arranging school trips to historical sites and for founding the Pembina Hills Historical Society.

Ray Brown

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution as a farmer and activity in community affairs.

Sister Lillie Brunelle

Winnipeg

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and her work in connection with the Winnipeg General Hospital and the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.

Belle Patterson Busch (1909-1980)

Shellmouth

For making Manitobans aware of the beauty and value of the crocus and for gaining honours through her pictures of them.

Mary Effie Butler

 

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba, her devotion to her pupils and her contributions in articles and stories to children’s magazines.

Edward Bartlett “Ted” Byfield

Alberta

One of the founders of the St. John’s Cathedral Boys School, established at Selkirk to help boys to improve a waning interest in Sunday School and bolster school marks in regular school curriculum.

Greta Byons

Winnipeg

For her 35 years with the Family Bureau where she is still active [1970].

Mr. & Mrs. Elmer Cairns

Westbourne

For their recreational and cultural pursuits to keep interest in their community alive.

Dr. Paul Call

 

For his contribution in the field of teaching and poetry inspiring others to have a love for their own country.

Allan Barrie Campbell (c1923-2012)

 

For his many years of research in the Canada Department of Agriculture where he has contributed greatly to new varieties of rust-resistant wheat.

Charles Campbell

Lac du Bonnet

For contributions to the development of northern Manitoba and raising a family who are proud to be Canadians.

Rose Campbell

Portage la Prairie

For her activity in ladies’ organizations and on the Library Committee at Portage la Prairie.

Sister A. Cantin

St. Laurent

For many years of teaching in Manitoba and activity in community affairs.

Mr. & Mrs. Victor Canvin

Selkirk

For their activity in farming and community affairs over a period of many years.

John Archibald “Archie” Carmichael (1916-2001)

Winnipeg

Executive Director of the Society for Crippled Children and Adults of Manitoba. For his extensive and untiring efforts in rehabilitating profoundly deaf persons with both social and employment opportunities.

Donald Ephriam Carrothers (1910-1988)

Austin

For his contribution as the originator of The Agricultural Memorial Museum of Manitoba at Austin, Manitoba.

Edwin Victor Caton (1884-1972)

Winnipeg

For his many years in the power industry in Manitoba.

James Warren Chafe (1900-1984)

Winnipeg

A distinguished career as educator and author has substantially given benefit to many.

Antoine Champagne (1892-1980)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For 25 years of dedicated research in connection with the La Verendrye explorations.

Kathleen “Kay” Chapman (1903-1998)

Winnipeg

For her outstanding service to Manitoba as a teacher and her devotion to humane awareness of the needs of students.

William J. Charne

Winnipeg

For his many years in law enforcement in Manitoba in both the Manitoba Provincial Police and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

John Charron

Winnipeg

For his work in founding a hospitalization plan at Rivers, Manitoba which he named “Blue Cross” and this name was later adopted by Dr. Mitchell in Winnipeg.

Miss W. B. Cheshire

Winnipeg

For her work as a teacher in Manitoba schools over a period of many years.

John Alexander Chivers (1909-2004)

Lower Fort Garry

For his part in specific practical and creative work in contributing to the structural preservation of historical buildings in Manitoba.

Edward T. Chrisp

Camper

At 14 years of age he volunteered for service in the First World War and also served in the Second World War.

R. H. Christie

Oakville

For unending public service to his community by helping in the church and recreational areas, and wherever else he felt he could help.

Ruby Clark

Wellwood

For her many years providing flowers and handiwork for community affairs.

Matthew Clarke

Middleboro

For his contribution to the development of southwestern Manitoba and for being an outstanding community leader.

Isaac Clarkson (1913-1971)

Elkhorn

For establishment of the Manitoba Automobile Museum at Elkhorn, Manitoba.

Mrs. Ernest Claydon

Winnipeg

For her work in collecting flowers and plants over many years and her presentation of color slide displays.

Douglas Richard Proctor “Darby” Coats (c1892-1973)

Calgary, Alberta

For his contribution as an announcer in the early days of radio and for his activity in many other community affairs.

Lawrie Cohen

Winnipeg

For his assistance in running the annual Catholic Schools Field Day sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Winnipeg Council.

Richard W. Cooke

Winnipeg

For his many years of work in church choirs and with choir boys and his great contribution to music in Manitoba.

Berdina Darling Regina Cooney (1897-1987)

Winfield, BC

For her many years as a teacher and principal in West Kildonan and her lifetime devotion to helping young people.

Mabel Cooper (1889-1974)

Winnipeg

For her work as a teacher in Manitoba for many years and for her activity in working with young people.

E. A. Corbet

Winnipeg

For outstanding community service in the areas of Boy Scouts, Air Cadets, old age pensioners, and as Reeve.

David Courchene (1926-1992)

Winnipeg

For his activity in advancing solutions for the grievances of the Native people of Manitoba.

George Stuart Grenfell Ironside Cotter (1915-2011)

Winnipeg

For his part in specific contributions to teaching young and old about birds and projects relating to saving bird life.

Garnet Coulter (1882-1975)

Winnipeg

For his activity as Mayor of Winnipeg and distinguished service as a school trustee and alderman.

Miss Beth Cruikshank

Winnipeg

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and her activity as founder and music director in the Winnipeg Girls Choir.

Wilf Cudmore

The Pas

For his contribution to the Northern Manitoba Trappers Festival.

Walter Cumbers

Winnipeg

For his many years of work in sports and athletics among the youth of St. James and his activity in first aid with the St. John’s Ambulance Association.

Caroline Cumming (1885-1979)

Winnipeg

For her outstanding contribution to Manitoba life in the field of education and her participation in church and community affairs.

W. S. Cunningham

Winnipeg

For the outstanding services he has performed for the sport of speed skating in helping to keep it alive in Winnipeg.

Adolph Dack [Dach] (1893-1975)

Morden

For his many years of interest in the history of Manitoba and his work in founding the La Verendrye Park and Lake Minnewasta Park.

Rev. Walter Daniel

Toronto, ON

One of the Christian pioneers of Manitoba, particularly at Elgin and Morden, who assisted in raising funds for the Baptist Mission in the West.

Mrs. R. Danilchuk

Winnipeg

Curator of the Museum of Yesteryears Childhood.

James Alexander Victor David (1887-1976)

Killarney

Instrumental in many improvements around the town of Killarney, especially the sewer system and obtaining collections for the town museum.

Jack Davidson

Winnipeg

For his activity as Managing Director of Channel 7 Television Winnipeg which he has operated with fostering local talent and assisting charitable pursuits.

W. H. Davies

Winnipeg

For his service in the field of transportation over a period of many years.

Earl Phillip Dawson (1925-1987)

Rivers

For his work as Chairman of the 1967 Midget Centennial Tournament and activity in hockey in Manitoba for many years.

Andrew De Jarlis (1914-1975)

Winnipeg

For his many oldtime song compositions which he has always named after people, places and historical sites in Manitoba and for his musical contributions as a violin player.

Robert Edward “Bob” Diemert

Carman

Rebuilder of World War antique aircraft.

Mae Millicent Davidson Dobbyn (1902-1989)

Melita

For her many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and for her activity in organizing the Community Centennial Choirs in 1967 and 1970 and other youth work.

Charles E. Dojack

Winnipeg

For his work on behalf of the ethnic communities of Winnipeg and his writings entitled Canada Ethnica.

Sister C. Donnelly

Camp Morton

A sister of service in the district and the area of Camp Morton.

Frank L. Downes

Lower Fort Garry

For his part in specific practical and creative work in contributing to the structural preservation of historical buildings in Manitoba.

Frank L. Driedger

Winkler

For his contribution to Manitoba in teaching for many years and also for his assistance in translating for members of his community.

William Dubas

Winnipeg (Transcona)

For his years of service and interest in children of all ages.

Chester Duncan

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a Professor of Literature and his activity in the world of music.

James A. Dunn

Winnipeg

For his many years of activity in the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association.

Jean Dupont

St. George

For his prolonged consistent work in helping establish a local museum.

William John “Bill” Dutka (?-2008)

Grosse Isle

For his many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and his contributions to music and sports for young people.

Bruce Edie

Dugald

For his many years as a successful farmer in Manitoba and his activity in the Manitoba Dairy Association and the Springfield Agricultural Society.

William Edie

Winnipeg (Transcona)

For his excellent example in being one of the living pioneers of our province. He farmed in many areas of Manitoba.

Agathe Comeault [Sister Edmond de l’Eucharistie] (1914-2001)

Winnipeg

Louis Riel Collegiate. For her many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and for her contribution to sports for youth and work with the Girl Guides.

C. W. Edmonds

Winnipeg

For his many years as a school trustee in Manitoba and for his activity in the St. John’s Ambulance Association.

Frank H. Ellis (1896-1979)

Vancouver, BC

For his pioneering achievements in the field of aviation in Manitoba.

Jim Emmonds

Winnipeg

For his devoted service operating the St. James Rams Football Team and giving young boys an opportunity to play organized ball.

Verne Henry Essery (1887-1973)

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a teacher and Principal of various Manitoba schools and for his work in providing opportunities for mentally and social underprivileged children.

Elsie Evelyn

Stonewall

For her many years of service to the community as the wife of Dr. W. F. Evelyn.

Betty Farrally (1915-1989)

Kelowna, BC

For her contribution with Miss Gweneth Lloyd in the formation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Kenneth William Campbell “K.C.” Fergusson (1894-1973)

Great Falls

For his many years as Superintendent for the Winnipeg Electric Company and his activity in community affairs and as Mayor of Great Falls.

James R. Finlay

London, England

For his many years with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where he was Director for the Prairie Provinces from the Peace River to Atikokan, Ontario.

George Fischer

Winnipeg

For his outstanding work constructing 10 most wonderful models of the development of our Manitoba highways for the last 100 years.

Margaret Folster

Grand Marais

For many years activity in St. Judes Church, Grand Marais, and other work in the community.

Marjorie Lovering Forrester (1900-1983)

Emerson

For her contribution in the preservation of the first customs house and jail in Emerson and her activity in the Manitoba Historical Society as an author.

Ken Forscutt

Snow Lake

For his contribution to the community’s recreation by the formation and the obtaining of facilities for a ski club at Snow Lake.

Arthur Benoit Fouillard (1920-2014)

St. Lazare

For his leadership in the preservation and marking of the site of Fort Ellice.

Harry Foxton

Portage la Prairie

For his achievements in hockey over many years and his activity as Secretary-Manager of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association.

J. M. Fraser

Winnipeg

For his efforts to maintain and build a good community at Hamiota.

Robert Fraser

Winnipeg

For help in training Manitoba’s youth and in getting the Lord Selkirk Boy Scouts Pipe Band established.

M. Stuart Fraser

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a public health doctor for many years.

Tillie Freed

Winnipeg

Instrumental in organizing a Home For The Aged in north Winnipeg.

J. Freedman

Flin Flon

For his philanthropic projects and 25 years of public service in Flin Flon.

Nat Froomkin

Winnipeg

For his spearheading the drive the save the West’s first post office, Ross House.

Mary Gallagher

Winnipeg

For years of devoted service to the Red Cross and anyone else who was in need.

Anna Dorothy Bruce Garbutt (1897-1988)

Winnipeg

For her many interesting articles on the history of the early pioneers of Manitoba and for the many years of research she has given to this subject.

Aileen Garland (1892-1985)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and in educational broadcasting and for her contribution in writing historical books.

Gladys Mary Garrioch (1902-1987)

Portage la Prairie

For giving 50 years of devoted public service to the children of Portage la Prairie.

Maris Henry Garton (1891-1973)

Winnipeg

For his service in the longest tenure of any magistrate in Manitoba.

Edward Gauer (1904-1983)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his contribution to the development of Manitoba as a surveyor with the Surveys Branch of the Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources.

Elsie Lydia Gauer (1906-2006)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a teacher in Manitoba and for her activity in physical education for young people.

A. Gavega

Winnipeg

For his cultural and charitable contributions to his community.

Fred Gee

Winnipeg

For contributions to the cultural development of Winnipeg.

E. J. Germain Sr.

Flin Flon

For his long and untiring services during 44 years of residence in Flin Flon spending 32 years of them employed with the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company.

Lillian Gibbons (1906-1996)

Winnipeg

For her many contributions to the history of Manitoba by fostering interest in old houses and historic sites.

Mrs. F. Giffin

Portage la Prairie

For tremendous contributions to community life in sports, service organizations, hospitals and education.

C. B. Gill

Winnipeg

For his many years as consultant to the Parks Branch, Department of Tourism and Recreation and his active participation in various other organizations.

T. J. Gislason

Winnipeg

For her part in the organization of the first volunteer group to work in mental hospitals in Manitoba and Canada called “Share”.

Arthur Glintz

Oak River

For his activity in the encouragement of youth in sporting activities in Manitoba over a period of many years.

Carl Stirrat Gow (1900-1977)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and his extended activity on many teaching organizations.

Emily Griffith

Winnipeg

For pioneering efforts and setting a good example of good citizenship.

Mr. & Mrs. J. Guenther

Gretna

For taking an exceptionally active part in the life of their community as well as aiding in Mennonite Central Committee relief work.

Agnes Howland Conly Hadden (1886-1983)

Winnipeg

For her contribution as a teacher in Indian Schools and other establishments over a period of many years.

Henry Francis “Frank” Hall (c1907-1990)

Winnipeg

For remarkably creative work in publicising and promoting the history of Manitoba over many years as a speaker, writer, editor and public relations officer and for contributing to public awareness of local history over a considerable period.

Marjorie Hall

Portage la Prairie

For her many years as a school teacher.

Mrs. William H. Halliday

 

A fine example of our hardy, industrious pioneers who has always had a great love for her native province.

Gerald Sydney “Syd” Halter (1905-1990)

Winnipeg

For his assistance in running the annual Catholic Schools Field Day sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, Winnipeg Council.

Sam Hankin

Flin Flon

For helping in the development of the north in towns like Sherridon and Flin Flon.

Ken Hardy

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a teacher at the Red River Community College and in high schools in Manitoba.

Mrs. T. H. Harland

Winnipeg

For compassionate efforts, monetary and otherwise, in helping hospitalized children and newcomers.

Don Hart

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his work in connection with the St. Boniface Museum Board and for his activity in obtaining the lease of the Old Convent of the Grey Nuns.

Margaret Elder Hart (1907-2008)

Winnipeg

For her work in directing the School of Nursing at the University of Manitoba and for her activity in other nursing organizations.

Joe Harwood

 

For 40 years of service assisting Boy Scouts throughout Manitoba.

Anne Matheson Gordon Henderson (1896-1985)

Winnipeg

A former president oto the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupertsland and long term historical worker.

E. Henderson

Whitemouth

For his community services to the Municipality of Whitemouth.

Leible Hershfield (1909-1999)

Winnipeg

For his many years of work in physical culture and athletic sports in Manitoba and for his citation for being the Most Outstanding Athlete of the Half Century.

Evelyn Guy Hetherington

Winnipeg

Originally a native of Souris, a leading influence within that community for the development of sports organizations. A distinguished career in the law which he applied for the betterment of others.

Bryan Aldwyn Hextall (1913-1984)

Poplar Point

For his contribution in the field of sports for many years.

G. K. Hill

Portage la Prairie

For tremendous contributions to community life in sports, service organizations, hospitals and education.

Terrance John Hind (1920-2007)

Winnipeg

For his outstanding community service in sports beyond the call of duty and self interest.

Walter M. Hlady

Winnipeg

For outstanding service in archaeological research in Manitoba.

Frank Hlubucek

 

For his contribution to Manitoba history by travelling about the province painting scenery with its rural architecture to be preserved for posterity.

Frederick Adam Hodgkinson (1912-2004)

Winnipeg

For his contribution to education over many years.

Edward Hoehn

Waldersee

He has worked for the good of the district with his conservation efforts and pointing out dangers of pollution.

William Holland

Winnipeg

For his unselfish and devoted public service in the district of Reynolds.

Phyllis Margaret Holtby (1906-1993)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a teacher of music during which she has contributed to the culture of the province.

Harry “Hap” Hopkinson (1914-1987)

Winnipeg

For his devoted service operating the St. James Rams Football Team and giving young boys an opportunity to play organized ball.

Thomas Horodyski

Winnipeg

For many years of devoted public service.

Harold Hosford

 

For his part in specific contributions to teaching young and old about birds and projects relating to saving bird life.

L. M. Hovey

 

For his many years in practical engineering of large electric power developments in Manitoba.

John Edward Hudson (1917-2003)

Hamiota

For his humanitarian efforts alone and beyond the call of duty.

Mrs. Albert Hulme

Winnipeg

For her outstanding and unselfish services as a Nursing Sister working with Canadian soldiers and veterans.

Aleck Ellison Irvin

Winnipeg

For his outstanding achievements as a hockey player, playing coach, coach and referee extended over more than thirty years.

John Ingebrigtson

Churchill

For pioneering in the fishing industry and for his efforts to supply western oil to Hudson Bay communities through the port of Churchill.

Abraham Montague Israels (1904-1973)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a lawyer of integrity and competence and his work in the Western Canadian Jewish Historical Society.

Jimmy James

Winnipeg

For his many years of activity on the Manitoba Labour Board and his influence in the avoidance of industrial conflicts.

Peter Jessiman

Winnipeg

For his service, over many years, as trustee on the Winnipeg School Board and as an alderman of the city.

Francis Lawrence “Bud” Jobin (1914-1995)

Flin Flon

For his long years of service as president and worker in operation and expansion of the Flin Flon Trout Festival.

Dr. E. Johnson

Winnipeg

For years of service to the mentally retarded as Superintendent of the Selkirk Mental Hospital.

Percival Johnson (1907-1983)

Flin Flon

For his work in establishing the medical programme in Flin Flon and also for founding a blood donor group in that community.

Vic Johnson

Winnipeg

For his contribution to hockey over a number of years particularly as Chairman of the Rules Committee of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

A. E. Johnston

Winnipeg

For his many years practicing law and his work on the Board of the Winnipeg General Hospital.

G. Claude S. Johnston

 

After distinguished service overseas in the First World War his professional skills as an engineer were devoted for almost forty years on projects such as the Hudson Bay Railway, assisting in the taming of the North.

Barbara A. Johnstone (c1926-2003)

Selkirk

For her activity as Superintendent of Lower Fort Garry National Historic Park and interest in local history of the district.

Gordon W. Juckes

Ottawa, ON

For his activity as a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation and also on various other hockey organizations.

Stephen Karasevich

 

For his leadership and direction within the Ukrainian community over a period of many years.

Irene Karasick

Winnipeg

For her many contributions in the field of children’s theatre.

Dr. William Karlinsky

Emerson

For actions beyond the call of duty during the Red River Flood of 1950, being the only medical practitioner in the area.

Martin Kavanagh (1895-1987)

Brandon

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and for his contribution as the author of two books of historical interest.

George A. Keates

Winnipeg

For his work as President of the Manitoba Cartage and his activity in the Manitoba Labour Board, Town of Tuxedo and Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce.

Douglas Kemp (1913-1997)

Winnipeg

For his many years of work for the Manitoba Historical Society where he acted as Secretary for many years.

Fred Kerr

The Pas

For being a solid, steady citizen during 45 years residence at The Pas. He was very active in the raw fur business.

Miss Pauline Kindzierski

Arborg

For her contribution in track and field sports.

Alex King

Carman

For his dedicated service in the field of civic government. He also helped to organize the Dufferin Historical Society.

Edna Kathleen Salome Kinley (1896-1977)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a school teacher in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba.

J. Kjartanson Sr.

Winnipeg

For recognition of his significant contributions to the development of Manitoba as a farmer, fisherman, and trucker.

Walter Klymkiw (1926-2000)

Winnipeg

For his contribution in the field of music and as Director of the O. Koshetz Memorial Choir.

Mrs. W. R. Knowles

Manitou

For her many years as a music teacher in Manitou, her devotion to her pupils and activity in community affairs.

Olive Elsie Knox (1903-1982)

Winnipeg

For her contribution as a writer of a number of books on the history of Manitoba as well as many articles for the Manitoba Historical Society.

Wasyl “William” Kolodzinski (1884-1975)

Tolstoi

For his many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and for his work on the school board and activity in community affairs.

David Korn

Winnipeg

For his contribution to enrich the life of his community through the newspaper media.

Taras “Ted” Korol (1918-1998)

Winnipeg

For his many years as an art teacher in Manitoba and his contribution in designing and executing the massive ethnic pageant for the Queen and Prince Phillip.

Walter Alexander Kostiuk (?-?)

 

For his many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and his activity in various other educational organizations.

Rev. Sister Krause

Winnipeg

For voluntary devoted service to the occupants of the St. Amant Ward. St. Mary’s Hospital.

Wilhelm “Will” Kristjanson (1896-1979)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba, his work with the Department of Education and his contribution in writing a history of the Icelandic people.

Walter Krivda

The Pas

For his contribution to Manitoba in the teaching profession and for his many years of research in natural history and work for museums.

Bek Krivoshea (?-2008)

Winnipeg

For her many years of working for and looking after children particularly as President of The Manitoba Association for Children with Learning Disabilities.

Mrs. J. A. Laing

Winnipeg

For her many years of work among our Native people in getting them established in handicrafts so as they could look after themselves.

George Lalor

Winnipeg

For his contribution in writing a history of the country north east of Winnipeg.

John Lane

Brandon

For his part in specific contributions to teaching young and old about birds and projects relating to saving bird life.

James E. Lang

Winnipeg

For his major contribution to the good and welfare of delinquent boys at the Sir Hugh John Macdonald Hostel for Boys.

Howie Larke

Winnipeg

For his contribution beyond the call of duty to festivals and special events.

Mrs. S. Leipsic

Winnipeg

For her part in the organization of the first volunteer group to work in mental hospitals in Manitoba and Canada called “Share”.

Mrs. M. A. Lemaire

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and for her devotion to her pupils particularly in rural areas.

Lloyd Lenton

Winnipeg

For his many years of service to all peoples, specifically the natives of Manitoba and for his work with the Greater Winnipeg Welfare Council.

William Russel “Russ” Leslie (1891-1985)

Winnipeg

For his many years as Superintendent of the Dominion Experimental Station at Morden, Manitoba and his contribution to horticulture.

Henri Letourneau (1907-2002)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For many years of sustained interest in Manitoba history, particularly the French communities.

Jack Levit

Winnipeg

Particularly during the centennial year, displayed with personal sacrifice a keen interest in the preservation of our heritage.

Lawrence Levson

Winnipeg

For his contribution in helping children by arranging shows and for his many compositions and plays for handicapped children.

Miss Marion Lewis

Winnipeg

For her many years of work as a technician for the Winnipeg Children’s Hospital.

Leo Lezack

Winnipeg

For his activity in the Canada Press Club in Winnipeg for many years and his work for ethnic groups.

Mrs. Les Linklater

Grand Marais

Instrumental in helping to set up old St. Jude’s Church, Grand Marais, as a museum.

Dorothy C. Ashford Lloyd (1888-1980)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a teacher of aquatics in Manitoba and for her active participation in many swimming organizations.

Gweneth Lloyd (1901-1993)

Winnipeg

For her contribution with Miss Betty Farrally in the formation of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.

Dr. Glen Lowther

Portage la Prairie

For all his efforts to aid and rehabilitate the mentally retarded and helping them to a better life.

Ted Lozanski

Brandon

For his activity in Manitoba hockey for a number of years and his work in the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association.

Mrs. J. W. Lunney

Winnipeg

For her untiring efforts in the nursing profession over a period of 40 years.

Dave Lyon

Winnipeg

For his many contributions and guidance in track and field in Manitoba.

John Edward Lysecki (1905-1990)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and his work in writing “Practical Trigonometry” for use in the Armed Forces.

Dr. Isabel MacArthur

Winnipeg

Deer Lodge Hospital. For all her contributions in the field of dietetics and devoting time and energy to improve the welfare of others who are disabled.

Hector MacDonald

Winnipeg

For his many years as Head Gardener at Assiniboine Park during which he established the famous English Garden and other beautiful gardens.

James D. MacDonald

Winnipeg

For his contribution to Manitoba in establishing the first aircraft industry in Winnipeg and service in plane manufacturing during the war.

Sister St. G. MacDonald

Brandon

For her many years teaching at St. Michael’s Academy at Brandon and preparing students for Trinity College, London, England.

Dr. W. G. MacLean

Winnipeg

For his contribution in the religious life of Winnipeg in the Presbyterian Church after the establishment of the United Church of Canada.

C. V. McArthur

Winnipeg

For his outstanding record in practicing law and his contribution to the Canadian Bar Association and the Manitoba Bar Association.

Mr. & Mrs. M. McBreairty

Winnipeg

For charitable efforts toward helping feed the hungry and unemployed during the Depression years.

Mrs. George McClelland

Winnipeg

For her contribution to her community as a volunteer worker in many causes.

Martha McDowell

Winnipeg

Fred Douglas Lodge. For her constant and continued efforts to improve the welfare of senior citizens in general, and those who live in this home in particular.

Mrs. C. L. McGowan

Winnipeg

Her ancestors owned Seven Oaks House and she preserved it and deeded property and home as a public museum.

Rev. John L. McInnis

 

A lifetime of dedication to the church by his own example of Christian life he has inspired many to follow.

Andrew McIntosh

Winnipeg

For his valuable services in rendering first aid and for his leadership in training others in the art of it.

R. Bruce McIntosh

Winnipeg

For leadership and voluntary work in the Manitoba Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada.

H. L. McKay

 

For his contributioni as Chairman of the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba and his active participation in many other organizations.

David McKeand

Douglas

For his work in connection with the Manitoba Agricultural Museum at Austin, Manitoba and his contribution to the improvement growth of the museum.

Miss E. M. McLeisch

 

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and her activity in the Manitoba Schools Broadcast, art classes, and other organizations.

Miss F. McLellan

Selkirk

For her part in the organization of the first volunteer group to work in mental hospitals in Manitoba and Canada called “Share”.

Lou McPhillips

Winnipeg

For his unending work with community clubs, sports, legions, scouts and cubs, etc. with no remuneration and little help in recognition.

James D. McRae

 

For his contribution as barrister and musician for many years.

Philip Madrigga Sr.

The Pas

One of the early pioneers who helped in the development of mixed farming.

R. S. Malone

Winnipeg

For his outstanding leadership in the 1950 flood in drawing up operations for action.

M. I. Mandryko

 

For writing on Manitoba topics and scientific treaties.

H. W. Manning

Winnipeg

For his outstanding leadership in the 1950 Flood Relief Fund.

Ken Mantin

Ottawa, ON

For his work as a development coordinator for hockey for the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association.

Gordon Edward Mark (?-1984)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and Principal in Manitoba and his activity working among young people and with the Winnipeg Youth Orchestra.

Rev. Robert Marsh

Grand Marais

For his work as minister at Grand Marais, Victoria Beach, and Balsam Bay.

Dr. W. G. Martin

Winnipeg

For his outstanding service as a minister, community leader, speaker and upholder of good causes.

Mrs. William Martin

Glenella

For her help in bettering her community through the church, town and municipality and with the illiterate people of the area.

William Steward Arnold Martin (1924-1996)

Winnipeg

For his outstanding contribution to the province in bringing major projects to fruition.

Francis Alexander Lavens “Frank” Mathewson (1905-1994)

Winnipeg

For his work in the establishment of the Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature.

Mrs. W. P. Matthewson

Stonewall

For her enormous contributions to the musical life of Stonewall and district as teacher, director and organist.

Albert E. & Betty Maunder

Winnipeg

For public spirited service to their community.

Thomas E. Maxwell

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution as a farmer and his activity in historical and museum affairs.

Mary Agnes Medd (1880-1972)

Winnipegosis

For her help to researchers in the field of history and for her many endeavours in other fields.

Mrs. E. Meikle

Morden

For her care of the hedges and flower beds around the cairn at the townsite of Nelson, Manitoba.

Jane Menzies

Winnipeg

Her time and devotion spent with families where only one parent maintained the home.

Sister P. Mercier

St. Laurent

For many years of teaching in Manitoba and for activity in community affairs.

Joseph Charles Miller (1891-1987)

Portage la Prairie

For his activity in various organizations and companies over many years.

Ross Mitchell (1880-1972)

Winnipeg (Fort Garry)

For his contribution to Manitoba over many years both in the medical profession and as a writer of many historical articles.

Albert James Moore

Oakville

For undertaking the task of researching and writing a history of the area under the title of The Deeper Roots of Oakville.

Calvin David Morden (1887-1978)

Surrey, BC

For his activity in community affairs in the town of Morden, Manitoba for many years.

Marjorie Gertrude Morley (1910-1993)

Winnipeg

For her many years as Provincial Librarian where she was a most helpful source of information on all historical matters.

Harold Mossop (1908-1973)

Winnipeg

For his part in specific contributions to teaching young and old about birds and projects relating to saving bird life.

Jack Motyer

Winnipeg

For leadership and voluntary work in the Manitoba Branch of the Royal Life Saving Society of Canada.

Emma J. Muirhead

Douglas

For her initiative in displaying leadership qualities in the field of music and arts and other charitable activities.

David Adrian Mulligan (1893-1981)

Winnipeg

For his efforts in improving the summer beach resort of Grand Beach and for his years of public duty to the community.

Belle V. Munshaw

Winnipeg

A dedicated volunteer over many years in hospital work.

D. A. B. Murray

Winnipeg

For his many years as a chartered accountant in Winnipeg and his activity in many business organizations.

Victor Vereker Murray (1897-1985)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a newspaper columnist during which he ran a humorous column in the Depression days and listened patiently to the problems of various people.

Alec S. Muscovitch

Winnipeg

For his interest in Manitoba history over many years and for his most extensive and imaginative contribution to centennial celebrations.

W. J. Napper

Stonewall

For his contribution in identifying a historic sight in the vicinity of Flee Island, Manitoba.

C. R. Neely

Winnipeg

For his contributions to the development of the towns of The Pas, Sherridon, and Lynn Lake.

Ernest W. Newsham

Lac du Bonnet

For his time and efforts in promoting and organizing and making possible the Lac du Bonnet and District Sports Arena.

Mr. R. D. Nicholson

Firdale

For taking an active part in every phase of worthwhile community living and establishing the Beautiful Hills Memorial Park as a recreation and tourist attraction.

George C. Noble

Winnipeg

For his contribution to the cultural enrichment of Manitoba, to bring good reading to every community.

Mr. & Mrs. Ed Nordvall

Calgary, AB

For providing nursing care until a public nursing unit was built in 1950 in the Birch River and surrounding districts.

John Nutt

 

For his early explorations in mining in Manitoba when he established Jack Nott Tin Mines which eventually led to the operation of the present Tantalum Mining Corporation.

Ernest Peter “Ernie” O’Dowda (1915-1985)

Winnipeg

For outstanding work with the youth of Elmwood and Winnipeg in the field of sports and recreation.

Constance Officer

Winnipeg

For her service in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet as wardrobe mistress for many years.

Gordon Ogston

Sanford

For public spirited service to the senior citizens of his district.

Alfred L. Paine (1901-1988)

Ninette

For his outstanding service beyond the call of duty as Superintendent of the Ninette Sanatorium.

John Pankiw

Winnipeg

For his many years as a director of art education for Winnipeg schools, and activity in several international and local organizations.

A. W. Panting

Winnipeg

For his tireless and unrewarding labours in the sport of speed skating.

Hugh B. Parker

Winnipeg

For his activity in the Winnipeg School Board for many years and for his work in the rehabilitation of criminals.

David Parrott

Winnipeg

For his work among the Boy Scouts and other groups and his activity in historical affairs in Manitoba.

David Alfred Patterson (1891-1974)

Winnipeg

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and his contribution in writing text books for junior high school students.

David Patterson

Westbourne

For his contributions as a farmer for many years.

Dr. G. Paulson

Lundar

For his many years as a medical practitioner in Manitoba, his untiring efforts on the hospital staff at Eriksdale and his interest in Icelandic culture.

Florence Pearce

Winnipeg

A driving force and dedicated worker in promoting many years of happiness for lonely people through the Good Neighbor’s Club of Winnipeg.

Thomas Pennington

Winnipeg

For untiring efforts in helping others as a driver, Mason and member of the Children’s Aid.

Harry Clare Pentland (1914-1978)

Winnipeg

A past president, co-founder of the Manitoba Records Society and organizer of the Manitoba Historical Conference.

Mr. & Mrs. W. D. Percy

Dugald

For their fine example to make their community a better place to live in and their activity in recreational and cultural pursuits.

P. J. Peters

Winnipeg

For the outstanding collection of historical slides which he has assembled for presentation with commentary.

Snjolaug Peterson

Gimli

For her many years of work for her community of Arnes in concerts and choirs and for her capable assistance at the Betel Home in Gimli.

James Clayton Pincock (1885-1976)

 

For his contribution to education in Manitoba over many years for his activity in community and church affairs.

Mrs. L. Pinfold

 

For charitable activities among young people, crippled children, and the Christmas Cheer Board.

Mrs. John K. Plett

Steinbach

A mother of 21 children (17 still living as of 1970), 200 grandchildren, and 200 great-grandchildren. A fine pioneer.

A. J. M. Poole

Neepawa

For contributing to the history and agricultural development of the Kelwood area. His story appears in the book Kelwood Bridges the Years.

Albert Maurice Pratt (1889-1972)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and in the Department of Education and for his various historical writings.

Edmond Prefontaine (1897-1971)

 

For many, many years of faithful public service.

Nancy Price

Winnipeg

For work with retarded children and looking after one for 18 months.

William Prinz

Winnipeg

For his part in specific practical and creative work in contributing to the structural preservation of historical buildings in Manitoba.

Herman Garfield Prior (1884-1984)

Portage la Prairie

For his activity as a merchant and as a member of various organizations.

James Pritchard

Winnipeg

For his contribution to Manitoba as an outstanding athlete over many years and his activity in many sporting organizations.

Cornelius S. Prodan (c1889-1973)

Winnipeg

Contributions in the field of agronomy.

Alfred Jean Charland Prud’homme (1904-1988)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For many, many years of faithful public service.

Mrs. L. Purdy

Winnipeg

For her untiring efforts in the nursing profession over a period of 40 years.

Hugh Kirkwood Rankine (1913-1998)

Winnipeg

For his research and painstaking work in establishing the Manitoba Tartan.

Mrs. R. E. Rasmussen

Winnipeg

For her active and tireless work on behalf of the retarded children in Manitoba and Canada.

Mrs. H. Recksiedler

Grand Marais

For many years of work ministering to the needs of people in the community.

John C. Reimer

Steinbach

For his many years of work and interest in the history of Manitoba and his efforts in helping to establish the Mennonite Historical Society Museum.

J. D. Reimer

Steinbach

For his contribution in establishing the Steinbach Credit Union which aided development in the community.

J. J. Reimer

Winnipeg

Instrumental in collecting contributions to build a Beautiful Artifact Building for the Manitoba Mennonite Museum Society.

Peter J. Reimer (1902-1988)

Rosenort

For his many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba, his work in translation and writings on the history of the Mennonites in Canada.

Sister Marie Reine

St. Joseph

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and her contribution in drama, music, singing and other arts.

Sister Lena Renaud

Camp Morton

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and her devotion to the needs of people in the community.

George Francis Worthy Reynolds (1904-1995)

Manigotogan

For his diligent research adding to public historical knowledge and his writings on history.

Mrs. W. G. Rice

North Vancouver, BC

For her part in the organization of the first volunteer group to work in mental hospitals in Manitoba and Canada called “Share”.

C. T. Ridley

Winnipeg (Charleswood)

For his contributions in taking care of birds and small animals over a period of many years, by operating his Bird Warren Sanctuary.

Harold James Riley (1887-1975)

Winnipeg

For his service to the community in the rehabilitation of service men into civilian life.

A. N. Robertson

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a school trustee of Winnipeg for many years and his activity in politics and in Scottish organizations.

Alex Robertson

Winnipeg

For many years of quiet and unobtrusive dedication to church and community welfare.

Miss Jean M. Robertson

Winnipeg

For her selfless service in helping a crippled young man and his parents for over 40 years.

Hans Herman Roeder

Winnipeg

For his writings of many ethnic publications in Manitoba and his participation in many community organizations.

Mrs. H. H. Roeder

Winnipeg

For her contribution to the establishment of the Manitoba Centennial Project of the Citizenship Council.

Mrs. J. D. Rodgers

Gladstone

For her many years as a music teacher in Manitoba and activity in musical education and enjoyment in the community.

Lawrence Peter Roscoe (1896-1988)

Winnipeg

For his contribution to the teaching profession over a period of 25 years.

Alex Ross

Portage la Prairie

For building a pedestrian bridge to a park and providing parking and camping facilities for residents of Portage la Prairie.

Kenneth Ross

Portage la Prairie

For his many years of work in connection with the rehabilitation of delinquent boys at the Manitoba Home for Boys.

Alexander McInnes “Mac” Runciman (1914-2000)

Winnipeg

For his activity in the Farm Cooperative Movement and his work with one of the world’s leading grain handling organizations.

Gilbert Russell

Winnipeg

For over 30 years of public spirited efforts on the police services of East Kildonan.

Norman Campbell Hill Russell (1905-1978)

Calgary, AB

For his contribution in the launching and operation of the Historical Architectural Survey for the Manitoba Historical Society.

Edgar Stanford Russenholt (1890-1991)

Headingley

For his outstanding efforts in contributing to the history of Manitoba as an author and historical writer.

“Shorty” Russick

The Pas

For his outstanding contribution to sports as holder of the world championship for 200 mile dog race.

Red Sangster

Thompson

For his great contribution to sports and recreation in Thompson.

Hugh Hamilton Saunderson (1904-1984)

Winnipeg

For his contribution as President of the University of Manitoba.

Flora Sayer

Grand Marais

For many years as organist at St. Judes Church, Grand Marais and for her activities in the community.

Sarah Schloss

Winnipeg

One of the organizers of the Mount Carmel Clinic in 1926 and she has constantly worked with it ever since.

Miss Margaret Scott

Marquette

For years of unselfish devoted service to her community.

Charles Russell Scribner (1911-1991)

Gimli

For his many years in medical practice at the Johnson Memorial Hospital at Gimli, and for his contribution to the welfare of the people in the community.

Franklin Edward Scribner (1909-1999)

Gimli

For his many years in medical practice at the Johnson Memorial Hospital at Gimli, and for his contribution to the welfare of the people in the community.

L. F. Sechman

Winnipeg

For the part he played in bringing the King’s Shield in Canada’s Jubilee Broadcast from sea to sea on 1 July 1927.

George Henry Sellers (1914-1986)

Winnipeg

For his contribution as President of the largest privately owned grain company and his activity in development of air transportation.

Sybil Francis Shack (1911-2004)

Winnipeg

For her many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and for her contribution in writing many articles and several books on education.

Philip Shane

Winnipeg

For his many years as a druggist in Winnipeg during which he was well known for his kindliness and understanding.

Jack Shapira (1926-2003)

Winnipeg

For his many years of work in bringing fine Broadway shows to the Rainbow Stage in Winnipeg and his efforts in getting the stage covered by a roof.

Jennifer Mary Walker Shay

Winnipeg

For her contribution as an officer in the Manitoba Natural History Society and teaching at the University of Manitoba.

Sam Sheps

Winnipeg

One of the pioneers in the field of recreation.

Nancy “Nan” Evelyn Sommerville Shipley (1902-1990)

Winnipeg

For her contribution as an outstanding historical writer and novelist.

Angus Henry Shortt (1908-2006)

Winnipeg

For years of work in wildlife conservation.

Svein Olafur Sigfusson (1912-1992)

St. Andrews

For his great contribution to transportation in northern Manitoba in the operation of the Sigfusson Transportation Company where he has overcome many dangers and difficulties.

Charles Edward Simonite (1879-1973)

Winnipeg

For his many years as Alderman for the City of Winnipeg and his active participation in civic affairs.

Mrs. A. W. Simpson

Winnipeg

For her many years of activity in sports and social work.

Jack Single

Waldersee

For his public spirited activities to the betterment of his community.

Zepherin Sioux

Brandon

For his many years as an outstanding citizen in Manitoba, with a knowledge of three languages and his activity in the Oak River Indian Band.

Lillian “Lynn” Sissons (1889-1985)

Winnipeg

For her contribution as an artist in Manitoba.

Edward Sitor

Lac du Bonnet

For his selfless work among the young children of his district.

B. B. Smith

Winnipeg

For his many years of active interest in the growth of Winnipeg and Manitoba in business, civic and recreational affairs.

C. Gordon Smith

 

Active in community affairs over a period of many years, generosity in money and talent has supported this effort.

Charles Rhodes Smith (1896-1993)

Winnipeg

For his many years as Chief Justice of the Court of Appeal, Cabinet Minister and lecturer of the Manitoba Law School.

Canon George Smith

Selkirk

For his contributions during over 50 years of ministering to his parishioners.

Shirlee Anne Smith

Winnipeg

For her contribution in assisting students and scholars in research projects on the history of Manitoba.

Catherine Sorenson

St. Norbert

St. Norbert Senior Citizens Lodge. Great quantity of knitting done for the Red Cross through the years.

Harvey Dennis Sparling (1896-1976)

Portage la Prairie

An outstanding member of the Manitoba Horticultural Association.

Mrs. Meta Spreen

Grand Marais

For many years of work ministering to the needs of people in the community.

Sarah Ann Sproat (1885-1976)

 

For 54 years of dedicated service to education in Manitoba.

Henry Sprong

Selkirk

For his many years of exceptional service to Manitoba as gardener and caretaker at Lower Fort Garry.

Miss J. Stack-Haydon

Winnipeg

For her work as a physiotherapist for the Society of Crippled Children and Adults.

Dr. Gordon Steenson

Ashern

For humanitarian efforts above and beyond the call of duty.

Miss S. Stefansson

Gimli

For her many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba, her devotion to the needs of her pupils and work in connection with libraries in Gimli.

John Stein

 

For over 65 years devoted efforts towards the establishment and development of organizations such as the YMHA, the B’Nai B’rith Youth organizations, and the support of the retardates.

Maitland Bernard Steinkopf (1912-1970)

Winnipeg

Many years dedicated to the advancement of community projects and the planning of the province’s centennial affairs.

Dr. Norman Stephansson

Flin Flon

For his many years of practicing at the Flin Flon Clinic.

Ern Stevenson

Morden

For his care of the hedges and flower beds around the cairn at the town site of Nelson, Manitoba.

John Clayton Stewart (1906-1990)

Winnipeg

For his outstanding work in the field of education for many years.

Keith Stewart

Gull Lake

For his activity in community affairs and as an ardent supporter of sportsmen for many years.

June Stockford

Altamont

For her part in the organization of the wonderful choirs, in both local and festival work.

Olive Stockford

Altamont

For her part in the organization of the wonderful choirs, in both local and festival work.

Peter J. Stokes

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

For his part in specific practical and creative work in contributing to the structural preservation of historical buildings in Manitoba.

Mrs. G. (Bert) Strange

Kenton

For her assistance at the Griswold Indian Reserve teaching the women and children arts and crafts, cooking, sewing, piano, swimming, etc.

Richard W. M. Sutton (?-1995)

Winnipeg

For his contributions in the museum field as previous Director of the Manitoba Museum, as administrator, curator, and teacher in the field.

Miss Beula Swain

Altamont

For her work in bringing local records up-to-date and arranging for their preservation.

Mrs. R. R. Swan

Winnipeg

For her active membership and many years as President of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Convalescent Home of Winnipeg.

John H. Syrnick (1904-1972)

Winnipeg

For his contributions as an assayist and speaker in clarifying issues that have developed in the historical past of this province.

John Tikkanen

Bakers Narrows

For his contribution as a pioneer settler and tourist camp operator in Manitoba.

Miss Helen Thomas

 

In recognition of her services to public duty as Superintendent of St. John’s Nursing Division No. 72 and also in her private living.

Fred Thompson

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution in setting up the museum in Portage la Prairie and his interest in historical matters.

Frederick George Thompson (1886-1972)

Winnipeg

For his many years as school trustee and alderman of the City of Winnipeg and counsel for the Diocese of Rupertsland.

Paul Henric Thorbjorn Thorlakson (1895-1989)

Winnipeg

For his contribution as founder of the Winnipeg Clinic and his many years as a surgeon and dedicated public spirited citizen.

Wasyl Topolnicky (1893-1978)

Winnipeg

Organizer and leader of the largest and oldest cooperative among Ukrainians in Manitoba.

Harry L. Trager

The Pas

For his many years working on town planning and improving town facilities and public services as Mayor of the town of The Pas.

Mrs. M. L. Trimble

Portage la Prairie

For her activity in community affairs and various organizations over many years.

Pierre Turmel

Ottawa, ON

For his work as administrator of the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association and activity with local groups in Manitoba.

David H. Turner

 

For his contribution in the field of drama.

Mrs. Horace Turner

Wellwood

For her many years providing flowers and handiwork for community affairs.

C. G. Unruh

Winnipeg

For his many years in the teaching profession in Manitoba and for his activity in musical and other organizations.

May Urquhart

Winnipeg

For her project whereby a cairn was erected to the memory of a Chipewayan woman who, according to history, arranged peace at several Indian tribes and enabled the Bay to start trading at Churchill.

Brother Valont

Churchill

For his work as a curator of the widely known Eskimo Museum in Churchill and for his historic and artistic contribution to the settlement.

Alexander Venables (?-?)

Thompson

For his many years as a teacher and principal in Manitoba and his work for the Association for the Mentally Retarded and many other organizations.

Joseph Vermander (?-1974)

Winnipeg (St. Boniface)

For his contribution as an outstanding citizen for many years and his activity in the St. Boniface and Manitoba Historical Socities.

Martin Vertz (1904-1984)

Glenboro

For his active part in the public life of the Glenboro community.

Christopher Vickers (1901-1994)

Winnipeg

For outstanding service in archaeological research in Manitoba.

Richard Vitt

Ross River, Yukon

For his contribution as an RCMP officer in the north country where he has been of great help to many people.

Samuel Waller (?-1978)

The Pas

For his many years as a missionary teacher in Manitoba and for his contribution to history in founding the Little Northern Museum (later renamed the Sam Waller Museum).

Peter Ward (1920-2012)

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution as an artist, ornithologist and wild fowl conservationist.

William John Ward (1882-1971)

Dauphin

For his untiring efforts in helping to have the Riding Mountain area of Manitoba made into a national park and his activity as a Member of Parliament.

John Fereday Preston Waterhouse (1877-1970)

Winnipeg

Professional musician and an outstanding strings teacher. Now in his 90s only retired from teaching 2 years ago.

Charles Watson

Manitou

For his contribution in the formation of the Manitoba Rifle Club and distinction as Manitoba’s match shooting champion.

Gordon Pendrigh Watson (1915-1998)

Portage la Prairie

For his contribution in teaching music in Manitoba and for composing the centennial song "Manitoba".

Miss Margaret Webster

Portage la Prairie

For her many years of teaching in Portage la Prairie.

Esther Wells

Creston, BC

For her activity in community affairs over a period of many years.

Robert Wheeler

St. Paul, MN

For his excellent work in arranging tours to Manitoba for the Minnesota Historical Society and pointing out the vital historical connections between Manitoba and Minnesota.

Kathleen M. Widdowson

Winnipeg

A volunteer worker for many years using her warm and cheerful personality to uplift the spirits of the sick.

Frank Wiens

Selkirk

One of the founders of the St. Johns Cathedral Boys School established to help boys to improve a waning interest in Sunday School and bolster school marks in regular school curriculum.

Mrs. Donald Williamson

Winnipeg

For her many years of work with the generations of Macdonald Hostel Boys and her contribution as treasurer of its Ladies Guild.

Belva Wilson

Altamont

For her part in the organization of the wonderful choirs, in both local and festival work.

George L. Wilton

Winnipeg

For giving to many young boys the opportunity of swimming instruction without remuneration.

Mrs. H. P. Wright

Souris

For her voluntary work during both wars in Red Cross, driving for the blind crippled children, cancer research fund and helping people get out and vote.

Mrs. W. D. Wright

Souris

For her exemplary example to help her own family and her help in Indian mission activities.

Charles Wynne

Bissett

For his contribution to gold mining in Manitoba and for his work as a mining engineer over many years.

Mrs. M. Yarish

Winnipeg

For her part in the organization of the first volunteer group to work in mental hospitals in Manitoba and Canada called “Share”.

Albert H. Yetman

Winnipeg

For his contribution in the field of concert band music. He was founder and former conductor of the Winnipeg Concert Band.

J. W. Young

Winnipeg

For his contribution as a mathematics teacher at various schools and for his capable assistance in the wind section of the Earl Grey Orchestra.

Clarence Yuill

Portage la Prairie

For his activity as a farmer and councillor and the distinction of being the fifth generation on the same land.

John Yuzyk

Winnipeg

For his activities in veterans, social, cultural and economic organizations.

Joseph Zuken (1912-1986)

Winnipeg

For a lifetime of concern towards the improvement of the welfare of the under-privileged, particularly in the north end of Winnipeg.

See also:

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Coronation Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Manitoba Inductees to the Order of the British Empire

Manitoba Recipients of the Canadian Centennial Medal

Manitoba Recipients of the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal

Manitoba Members of the Order of Canada

Members of the Order of Manitoba

Members of the Manitoba Order of the Buffalo Hunt

Recipients of the Manitoba Centennial Medal

Members of the Manitoba Order of the Crocus

Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion

Winnipeg Citizens Hall of Fame

Sources:

Record of Recipients of Centennial Medals and Citations, Manitoba Historical Society, 1971.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 January 2017

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