Memorable Manitobans: Ernest Edward Mulcahy (1923-2012)
Veteran, community activist.
Born at Halifax, Nova Scotia on 28 January 1923, at the age of 17 he enlisted in the Princess Louise Fusiliers and served in Italy, Holland, France and Belgium during the Second World War. He returned to Canada after his military discharge and worked for a time at the Halifax dockyards. From 1951 to 1963, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force at bases in France and across Canada. He then held a management position at InterCity Truck Lines at Winnipeg. On 17 June 1948, he married Therese Marie-Rose Emond (1926-2012) at Camp Borden, Ontario and they had four children. He was President of the RCAF Association at Saskatoon and Winnipeg, was active in the Royal Canadian Legion, and volunteered with Air Cadets. In 2002, in recognition of his community service to veterans in Canada, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal and he received a commendation from the Minister of Veteran Affairs in 2010. He died at the Grace Hospital on 17 July 2012 and was entombed in the Assumption Roman Catholic Cemetery.
Obituary [Therese Marie-Rose Mulcahy], Winnipeg Free Press, 3 May 2012.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2012.
We thank Diane Howell for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 9 November 2014
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