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Memorable Manitobans: John Dickson (1908-1961)

Municipal official.

Born at Broughty Ferry, Scotland in 1908, he served with the Cameron Highlanders from 1925 to 1955, including a period of overseas service from 1943 to 1946. In 1940, he began his career with Trans Canada Airlines as Security Officer for western Canada. He was Chairman of the Manitoba Branch of the National Safety Council. He served for four years on the school board before being elected Reeve of the Rural Municipality of North Kildonan in the 1957 municipal election. He was re-elected in 1959 and 1961 but died of heart attack on 14 December 1961 before being sworn into office for his third term. He was buried in Kildonan Cemetery.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Bunn’s Creek Centennial Park (McIvor Avenue, Winnipeg)

Sources:

“North Kildonan Mayor dies of heart attack,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 1961, page 3.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press,15 December 1961.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Christian Cassidy.

Page revised: 14 September 2019

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