Memorable Manitobans: George Andrew Stewart (1922-1994)
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:
“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.
Obituaries and 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.
Page revised: 8 January 2020
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