Memorable Manitobans: Robert George Perfect (1882-1950)
Farmer, municipal official.
Born at Orangeville, Ontario on 28 May 1882, one of five children of George Perfect (1851-1944) and Margaret Brewster (1854-1923), the family moved to Manitoba in the late 1890s and farmed in the southwestern part of the province near Pilot Mound. On 18 November 1911, he married Mary Elizabeth Gosnell (1886-1973) and they had two daughters: Mary Isabelle Brewster Perfect and Margaret Mono Perfect (1923-2012, wife of John E. C. Mackling). He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Louise from 1923 to 1933, and a Vice-President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities, which made him an honorary life member. In 1932, he ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the Manitoba Legislature, on behalf of the Conservative party, being defeated by Ivan Schultz. In 1935, he sold his farm and retired to Winnipeg. He died at Winnipeg on 18 January 1950 and was buried in the Brookside Cemetery.
Marriage registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Farewell at Crystal City,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 December 1935, page 5.
We thank Mary Perfect for providing information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 15 December 2019
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