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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert Harrison Grant (1885-1972)

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Gilbert Harrison Grant
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Pharmacist, MLA (1946-1949).

Born in Milton, Ontario, he received his early education at Granton, Ontario, graduating with a degree in pharmacy from Upper Canada College, in 1914. Moving to Manitoba, he was employed by McCulloch Drug Store and Crawford’s Drug Store in Brandon until 1925 when he moved to Souris to operate the Grant Pharmacy until his retirement in 1958. He served as President of the Manitoba Retail Druggists Association in 1936.

He was elected as the representative for the Glenwood constituency in the 1945 provincial general election and served a single term. He was a member of the Souris Kiwanis Club for several years, secretary of the board of stewards for the Souris United Church from 1926 to 1946, a member of the advisory council for the department of health and welfare from 1956 to 1960, chairman of the Souris and Glenwood Hospital Board for 31 years, a board member for Victoria Park Lodge for senior citizens, and chairman of the cemetery board. He was a director of the Wawanesa Mutual Insurance Company since 1946 and vice-president of the Company since 1961. He was a life member and past master of the Glenwood Masonic Lodge, district grand master of district No. 6 and patron of the Souris Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.

He died at Souris on 16 July 1972 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 July 1972, page 33.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 July 2018

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