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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley Robert Miner (1921-2014)

Police officer, community activist.

Born at St. Catharines, Ontario on 25 November 1921, during the Second World War, he served in the Canadian Merchant Navy from 1940 to 1946, receiving the Burma Cross, 1939-1945 Star, and the Defense of Britain Medal. Following the war, he moved to Winnipeg and, in January 1947, joined the Winnipeg Police Department and served much of his career in the North End. Reaching the mandatory retirement age in 1981, he successfully challenged the law on which it was based, and used a monetary settlement to establish a scholarship fund. He then supervised security at Red River College for five years. An active member of the Merchant Navy Association of Canada, he was part of an initiative to gain recognition of the role played by the Merchant Navy during the Second World War, for which he received the Minister of Veteran’s Affairs Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg on 6 January 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 January 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2014

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