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Memorable Manitobans: Otto Edward Heaslip (1890-1969)

Pharmacist, civil servant.

Born at Baileyboro, Ontario in 1890, he came to Manitoba with his family and settled in Glenboro. In 1914, he received a degree of Pharmacy from the University of Manitoba and operated a drugstore at Dauphin until 1931. He worked for the Federal Department of Labour until 1936 when he was appointed the second Superintendent of Riding Mountain National Park (1935-1955). He retired to Winnipeg in 1955. On 6 August 1913, he married Katherine Calder “Kate” Walkinshaw (1887-1976) and they had a daughter, Helen Stuart Heaslip (1914-2009, wife of Joseph Murray Robertson). He was a member of the Granite Curling Club and, in 1953, was made an honorary life member of the Manitoba Golf Association. He died at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital on 26 June 1969 and was buried in the Elmwood Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration [Helen Stuart Heaslip], Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Dauphin Herald, 9 July 1969, page 18.

Obituary [Katherine Calder Heaslip], Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1976, page 29.

Obituary [Helen Stuart Robertson], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 2009.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 December 2021

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