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Memorable Manitobans: Rex Alan Gilroy (1914-1977)


Born at Portage la Prairie on 6 February 1914, son of E. A. Gilroy, he was educated at Victoria School, Portage Collegiate, and Brandon College. He articled in law with the firm of Porter and Diehl, graduating in 1937, and was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1938. He practiced for several years then in 1942 he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps during the Second World War. In 1945, he resumed his law practice and, later that year, was appointed Crown Attorney for the Central Judicial District, in which capacity he served for the next 32 years. He was a Bencher for the Law Society of Manitoba and was a solicitor for the City of Portage la Prairie. He was a President of the Portage Lions Club, a Mason (Assiniboine Lodge No. 7), and a member of the Portage School Board, Portage Curling Club, Portage Baptist Church, and Portage Chamber of Commerce. He died at Winnipeg on 1 July 1977 and was buried in Portage Hillside Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 July 1977, page 32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2013

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