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Manitoba History No. 89
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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert Raymond “Gil” Goodman (1934-2013)

Lawyer, judge.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 November 1934, son of Gudmundur Goodman and Bergthora Peterson, he attended Principal Sparling School, Daniel McIntyre Collegiate, United College (BA 1956), and University of Manitoba (LLB 1960). He articled in law with the firm of White, Walker & Irish then, in 1961, began a legal career as a Manitoba Crown Attorney. He later became Senior Civil Litigation Counsel (1968), Chief Prosecutor for the City of Winnipeg, Director of Prosecutions for the Province of Manitoba (1969), and Assistant Deputy Attorney General (1974). In the latter position, he played a role in the enactment of family law legislation in 1977. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1971. He became a judge in the Family Division of the Court of Queen’s Bench (1984), holding the position until retirement in 2009. He died at Winnipeg on 29 October 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 November 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 November 2013

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