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Memorable Manitobans: Gilbert Beebe McColl (1882-1977)


Born at Winnipeg on 8 October 1882, son of Ebenezer McColl, brother of Samuel E. McColl, he graduated from the University of Manitoba and worked as a Dominion Land Surveyor and civil engineer until retirement in 1947. He died at the King Edward Hospital on 14 June 1977 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1977, page 61.

Vignettes of Early Winnipeg, 1912-1926: Selections From Letters of Edith McColl to Her Parents and Sister Mildred by Frances V. McColl, Winnipeg: Private Publication (1981).

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 December 2018

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