Memorable Manitobans: George Mervyn Foster Marshall (1909-?)
Born at Edinburgh, Scotland in 1909, he arrived at Winnipeg in 1920 and earned a BA degree in 1934. Following his 1937 ordination by the Manitoba United Church Conference, he was pastor at Eriksdale, The Pas, and Boissevain prior to becoming Minister (1950-c1959) at Riverview United Church in Winnipeg. He served as Chairman (1942) of the Hudson’s Bay and Rock Lake Presbyteries, and as Commissioner to the 1942 United Church of Canada General Council, the Boissevain Legion Branch (c1944-1950), and the Winnipeg Presbytery (1956). He fell ill in 1957, during which time his ministerial duties were handled by Rev. E. G. D. Freeman until his recovery. He resumed duties around January 1958 but was again forced to withdraw on account of poor health. He died around January 1959 and was commemorated with the naming of the Riverview United Church Hall.
“Degrees, prizes to be awarded at convocation,” Winnipeg Tribune, 15 May 1934, pages 1 & 6.
“Riverview United inducts Marshall as new Minister,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 September 1950, page 25.
“Church marks anniversary at annual meeting,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 1958, page 37.
“Rev. George Marshall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 1959, page 17.
This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.
Page revised: 28 December 2015
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