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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Stanley “Stan” McGill (1909-1994)

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Robert Stanley McGill
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Born on a farm near Neelin on 13 September 1909, son of George Colin McGill (1867-1944) and Helen Moir (1870-1955), brother of Wesley S. McGill, he was educated at Huntly School, Belmont School, and Brandon College, graduating from the latter in 1931 (also obtaining a BEd in 1961). He then began teaching, starting at a salary of $55 per month. He served successively as the Principal of Erickson School (1933-1935), Alexander School (1935-1938), Sanford School (1938-1939), Carberry School (1939-1941), Belmont School (1941-1946), Crystal City School (1946-1953), and Killarney School (1953-1970). He retired in 1970. On 1 July 1939, he married fellow teacher Ruth Elaine Dobson (1916-2011) at Winnipeg. They had two daughters, Rosalind Elaine McGill (wife of W. J. Ripat and Dick Dearing) and Joyce Maureen McGill (1947-1976, wife of D. J. Marr). He died at his Killarney home on 30 December 1994 and was buried in the Killarney Cemetery.


Birth, marriage, and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Birth announcement [Rosalind Elaine McGill], Winnipeg Free Press, 28 September 1942, page 8.

Obituary [Mrs. Colin McGill], Belmont News, 20 January 1955, page 1.

“Ripat - McGill,” Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1964, page 19.

Obituary [Joyce Maureen Marr], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 December 1976, page 67.

“School gave boost to education,” Brandon Sun, 13 May 1981, page 8.

Reflections 1882-1982, A Community History of the Rural Municipality of Turtle Mountain and the Town of Killarney by J. A. Victor David Museum Committee and New Horizons Committee, Killarney, 1982, page 416.

Obituary [Herbert Alexander McGill], Brandon Sun, 15 September 1989, page 8.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 2 January 1995, page 22.

Obituary [Ruth Elaine McGill], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 2011.

We thank Jane McDonald for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 4 February 2019

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