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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Lachlan Ross (1902-1974)


Born at Morris on 5 July 1902, son of Dr. Robert L. Ross and Mary Eleanor Davis, he was educated at Morris School and graduated from the Manitoba Medical College in 1925. The following year, joined the medical staff of the Ninette Sanatorium. In 1937, he succeeded D. A. Stewart as its Medical Superintendent and served until 1946. He was Medical Director of the Sanatorium Board of Manitoba, based at Winnipeg, from 1946 until retirement in 1965. He was President of the Canadian Medical Association (1941-1942), President of the Manitoba Medical Association (1940-1941), and President of the Canadian Tuberculosis Association (1955-?). He died at Winnipeg on 12 November 1974 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens. His honorary pallbearers were Dr. A. L. Paine, Dr. R. E. Beamish, Dr. R. Cherniak, Dr. A. Povah, and Dr. S. Carey.


1901 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

“Dr. Edward L. Ross,” Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 1955, page 54.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 November 1974, page 54.

Obituary, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Volume 112, 5 April 1975, pages 878-879.

Holy Ground: The Story of the Manitoba Sanatorium at Ninette by David B. Stewart, Killarney: J. A. V. David Museum, 1999.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2014

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