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Memorable Manitobans: Gerald A. Libling (1930-2008)


Born at Winnipeg on 30 December 1930, son of William David “Bill” Libling (?-1973) and Elizabeth “Betty” Adas (1906-2000), he graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba at the age of 21. In 1954, he founded the architectural firm of Libling Michener in partnership with Mel Peaslee Michener, later known as LM Architectural Group. He was well known for his work throughout Canada and the United States. He was the first Jew admitted to membership in the Manitoba Club, in 1972. He retired to Phoenix, Arizona in 1992, where he died on 18 March 2008.

See also:

Manitoba Business: Libling Michener and Associates / LM Architectural Group


“Go ahead signal for Civic Centre,” Winnipeg Free Press, 28 October 1964, page 52.

Obituary [William David Libling], Winnipeg Free Press, 12 November 1973, page 14.

Obituary [Elizabeth Libling], Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 2000.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 March 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B2.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 January 2021

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