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Memorable Manitobans: George Lyon (1880-?)

Physician and Surgeon.

Born at Ottawa, Ontario, 30 May 1880. Son of George Robert Lyon and Charlotte Douglas. Married Gertrude McCaffrey. Has one son and three daughters. Was educated at Ottawa and at McGill University, Montreal (‘06). Post­graduate work in London, Dublin and Edinburgh. Comes of Scotch-Irish ancestry; father a Commission Merchant of Ottawa. Dr. Lyon was connected with the drug business in early life and was for a time employed by A. E. Brethour of Ottawa. Graduated from McGillin 1906. Practised at Innisfail, Alberta, 1907-09; Castor, Alberta until 1915. Dr. Lyon was a member of the old 43rd Battalion, Ottawa; was with 1st Canadian Contingent in the South African War; holds Medal and four Clasps; Parderberg, Drifontein, Johannesburg and all engagements. Served with R.A.M.C. in the Great War; was Medical Officer on the Hospital Ship Mauretania; Dardanelles, Mediterranean Service; was Medical Officer to A.S.C., Grove Park, near London. Member of the British, Canadian, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba Medical Associations, Medical Health Officer for the town of Rivers. Medical Health Officer for the rural municipality of Daly. Coroner for Manitoba. Member of the Rivers School Board. Member of the Masonic Fraternity. Past Worshipful Masterof Beaver Lodge, Castor, Alberta. Member, R.A.M. Preceptory. Shriner. A well known rugby player in the East; played with Ottawa Rough Riders, McGill University. Holds the Medal of the Royal Humane Society of Canada. Presented with gold watch by the City of Ottawa, for bravery in rescuing life from drowning in Rideau Canal, Ottawa. Recreation: Curling. Address, Rivers, Manitoba.


Pioneers and Prominent People of Manitoba, Winnipeg: Canadian Publicity Company, 1925.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 June 2018

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