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Memorable Manitobans: Manitoba Representatives on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada was established in 1919 to advise the federal government on the designation of places, people, and events of national historic significance. One member of the Board represents the province of Manitoba.


Manitoba Representative


Antoine d’Éschambault (1896-1960)


William David “Bill” Smith (1920-1996)


Edgar Stanford “Ed” Russenholt (1890-1991)


George “Geordie” Anderson (1907-1986)


James Edgar “Ed” Rea (1931-2003)


Robert P. Painchaud (1941-1978)




Richard Grover




Michael Kinnear


William Franklin Wymark Neville




Richard “Rick” Wishart


Diane Payment

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Manitoba Plaques for Persons, Events and Sites of National Historic Significance

Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada


“Reappointed to Historic Sites Board,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 May 1956, page 3.

“Historic site board appointee,” Winnipeg Free Press, 8 March 1971, page 6.

Negotiating the Past: The Making of Canada's National Historic Parks and Sites by C. J. Taylor, McGill-Queens University Press, 1990, page 194.

We thank Kate Macfarlane for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2019

Memorable Manitobans

Memorable Manitobans

This is a collection of noteworthy Manitobans from the past, compiled by the Manitoba Historical Society. We acknowledge that the collection contains both reputable and disreputable people. All are worth remembering as a lesson to future generations.

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