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Memorable Manitobans: George Gordon Grigg (1887-1969)

Educator.

Born at Atherly, Ontario on 22 June 1887, he came to Manitoba in 1912 and was a student at Wesley College when, in 1916, he joined the Canadian Expeditionary Force and served overseas with the 11th Field Ambulance Corps. Returning from military service, he was the Principal of Darlingford School (1921-1923) and Elgin School (1923-1924) before moving to Portage la Prairie, where he was a member of the teaching staff of Portage Collegiate for 20 years. He retired in 1962, after which he was a group representative with the Manitoba Medical Service. He was a member of the Masons (Assiniboine Lodge No. 7 and Marquette Lodge No. 21), a member of the executive for the Portage Terriers Hockey Club, and a member of the Portage la Prairie Lions Club and the Trinity United Church. He died at Portage la Prairie on 15 March 1969 and was buried in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Attestation papers, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 1969, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 April 2013

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