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Memorable Manitobans: Charles Joseph Gingras (c1909-2004)

Photographer, community activist.

During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a photographer at Air Observers School No. 7 from 1941 to 1945. In 1978, he donated a collection of photographs taken during this period to the Archives of Manitoba. After the war, he worked for the Sherwin-Williams Paint Company while serving on the executives of the St. Thomas More Chaplaincy, St. Paul’s Library Guild, Heritage Credit Union (now Cambrian Credit Union), Credit Institute of Canada, and the St. Boniface Historical Society. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 10 May 2004.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 May 2004.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2015

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