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Memorable Manitobans: John Dale McKelvie (1876-1959)


He came to Winnipeg in 1903 and worked until retirement in 1957 as a manufacturers’ agent. He was a member and Sunday School Superintendent of Chalmers United Church for more than 20 years, President of the Scottish Amateur Athletic Association, and President of the Winnipeg St. Andrew’s Society (1944-1946). He had three children, including son Charles McKelvie. He died at Winnipeg on 20 November 1959 and was buried in Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.


“John D. McKelvie dies at age 83,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 November 1959, page 42.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 September 2013

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