Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Ralph MacFarlane (1923-1988)
Born at Belmont on 18 July 1923, son of David G. MacFarlane (1882-1952) and Almira Lucenith Storing (1890-1952), he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1942 and served until being discharged in late 1945. He returned to Belmont and apprenticed as a printer with his father. When his father died, he became publisher of the Belmont News, continuing in the position until his own death. On 1 May 1954, he married Alice Dorothy “Toots” Mabon (?-?) and they had five children. He was a member of the Masons, Odd Fellows, Belmont United Church, Pelican Lake Agricultural Society, and Red Cross. He died at Hamiota on 18 December 1988 and was buried in the Belmont Cemetery.
“Mrs. D. G. MacFarlane dies suddenly,” Belmont News, 10 January 1952, page 2.
“A tribute to Ralph and Toots,” Belmont News, 24 July 1986, page 1.
“Funeral service held for Gordon Ralph MacFarlane,” Belmont News, 22 December 1988, page 3.
Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 December 2017
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