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Memorable Manitobans: William J. Emerson (1913-1970)

Horticulturalist.

Born in Winnipeg, he began gardening at an early age, working in a number of places before joining the Province of Manitoba, on loan to the lieutenant-governor as gardener and florist at Government House. He worked there from 1947 until his retirement in 1979. He was active in scouting and was a member and officer of the St. John Ambulance Society for 38 years. He was awarded the Manitoba Horticultural Association Meritorious Service Award in 1976. He died in Kingston, Ontario.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by J. M. Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 7 March 2008

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