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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley H. Mitchell (c1863-1940)

Mountaineer.

Born in England, he emigrated to Winnipeg and, while there, he served for 20 years as secretary-treasurer of the Alpine Club of Canada, starting in 1906. He retired to Victoria, BC in poor health and died there on 15 March 1940. A hut in the Upper Yoho Valley was named for him in 1939.

Sources:

“Alpine Club holds annual meeting under big canopy with steady fall of rain” Manitoba Free Press, 2 August 1929.

“Former Alpine Club secretary is dead”, Winnipeg Tribune, 18 March 1940. [Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B9, page 91]

Death registration, BC Vital Statistics.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 October 2010

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