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Memorable Manitobans: Stanley R. Scarr (1931-2018)

Police officer, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 23 March 1931, son of Stanley Scarr (1911-2004) and Ivy Celia Hill (1912-2004), he began his working life at International Harvester in the early 1950s where he met his future wife, Lorraine Ronald. In December 1953, his 37-year career with the Winnipeg Police Service began, rising from Constable to Deputy Chief by 1981. He served as a Director of the Winnipeg City Police Athletic Association, President of the Winnipeg Police Association (1972), President of the Manitoba Police Association (1972), President of the Winnipeg Police Credit Union (29 years), Chair of the Good Neighbours Club of Winnipeg (12 years), and Chair of the Winnipeg Police Museum and Historical Society (over 30 years). He was active with the Citizenship Council of Manitoba, Christmas Cheer Board, and 129th Morse Place Cub and Scout Group. He was the first Manitoban inducted into the Canadian Credit Union Hall of Fame (2002) and, in recognition of his exemplary community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Winnipeg on 10 October 2018.


Obituary [Ivy Celia Scarr], Winnipeg Free Press, 20 April 2004.

Obituary [Stanley Scarr], Winnipeg Free Press, 6 July 2004.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 October 2019

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