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Memorable Manitobans: William Nathaniel Selkind Douglas McKay (1885-1972)

Municipal official.

Born on his family farm in Kildonan, present site of Kildonan Park, on 11 May 1885, son of William McKay and Mary Ann Grieve, he worked for 47 years as a compositor for the Winnipeg Free Press. He served on the Board of Seven Oakes School Division, and an Alderman for the Municipality of West Kildonan. He was instrument in the restoration of Inkster House as the Seven Oaks House Museum. He was President of the Lord Selkirk Association of Rupertsland, Founding President of the West Kildonan Horticultural Society, Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Horticultural Association, Honorary member of the Canadian Legion (West Kildonan Branch), First President and Honorary Life Member of the West Kildonan Curling Club, an Elder in Kildonan United Church and St. Giles United Church, and a member of the Masons (Seven Oaks Lodge). He died at Winnipeg on 2 January 1972 and was buried in the Old Kildonan Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 1972, page 23.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 January 2019

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