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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Herbert Gunston (1933-2016)


Born at Flin Flon in 1933, oldest child of Leonard Frank Gunston (1897-1961) and Myrtle Eva Anderson (1909-1991), he received degrees in Engineering (1957) and Medicine (1963) from the University of Manitoba. During studies in England, he designed and developed knee-joint replacements. He worked as an orthopaedic surgeon at the Winnipeg General Hospital, Children’s Centre, Manitoba Rehab Hospital, and Brandon General Hospital before retirement in 2000. In recognition of his contributions to medicine, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1996) and he received the Manitoba Medical Association Scholastic Award (1998), Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002), and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Brandon on 15 February 2016.


Obituary [Leonard Frank Gunston], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 April 1961, page 29.

Obituary [Myrtle Eva Gunston], Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 1991, page 46.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 February 2016.

“Doctor brought the world to its knees,” Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 December 2020

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