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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick “Fred” Groves (1924-1995)

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Frederick Groves
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Accountant, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Winnipeg on 28 January 1924, son of Harry Groves and Annie ?, he attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. He operated a chartered accountancy business for most of his career. He served on the St. Vital city council from 1951 to 1956 and was elected to the Manitoba Legislature for the St. Vital constituency in 1958, being re-elected in 1959 and 1962. He was Provincial Director of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party from 1962 to 1966.

On 14 February 1946, he married Betty Groves (1921-1995) and they had four children. He was involved actively in the Windsor Community Club, St. Stephen’s Broadway United Church, Windsor Lodge, YMCA, Masons, and Shriners.

He died at Winnipeg on 28 January 1995, his 71st birthday.

Sources:

1926 Canada census, Library and Archives Canada.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 30 January 1995, page 13.

Obituary [Betty Groves], Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 1995, page 33.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 March 2021

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