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Memorable Manitobans: George Andrew Stewart (1922-1994)

Architect.

Born at Boissevain on 7 December 1922, son of Rev. John F. Stewart and Louella Day, he received an Architecture degree from the University of Manitoba in 1948. He practiced as an architect until 1970 then, until 1982, he was the Director of the University of Manitoba’s Physical Planning and Design Office. He served as President of the Manitoba Association of Architects and on committees of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. On 4 October 1947, he married Marjorie Sara Schafer (1923-2002) of Vancouver, British Columbia. They had three children. He died at Winnipeg on 23 May 1994 and was buried in the Kildonan Presbyterian Cemetery.

Some of his architectural works in Manitoba included:

Building

Location

Year

Status

Harrow United Church

955 Mulvey Street, Winnipeg

1949

 

Southwood Golf Clubhouse

101 Markham Road, Winnipeg

c1950

Demolished (c2014)

W. J. Dick Building

381 Cumberland Avenue, Winnipeg

1956

 

Fort Garry Public Library

1360 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg

1959

 

St. Vital Library

6 Fermor Avenue, Winnipeg

1962-1963

 

Buller Building Renovations

Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

1963

 

Menno Building / Crosstown Credit Union Building

171 Donald Street, Winnipeg

1963-1964

 

All Saints Anglican Parish Hall

175 Colony Street, Winnipeg

1964

 

Charleswood Mennonite Church

699 Haney Street, Winnipeg

1965

 

Ellis Building

Fort Garry Campus, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

1966

 

West Kildonan Public Library and Cultural Centre / West Kildonan Library

365 Jefferson Avenue, Winnipeg

1967

 

Sources:

“Vancouver girl becomes bride of minister’s son,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 October 1947, page 9.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 May 1994, page 63.

Obituary [Marjorie Sara Stewart], Winnipeg Free Press, 25 May 2002.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

Winnipeg Estate PR94-01-33572, Archives of Manitoba.

George A. Stewart, Winnipeg Architecture Foundation.

Winnipeg Buildings Index, University of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough and Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 9 February 2019

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