Memorable Manitobans: Harold St. George Stubbs (1912-2005)
Born at Birtle on 26 November 1912, son of Lewis St. George Stubbs and Mary Anne Wilcock (c1883-?), he graduated a gold medalist from the University of Manitoba Law School in 1936. He was a member of the law firm Stubbs, Stubbs and Stubbs and was Secretary of the Law Society of Manitoba from 1958 to 1981. Upon his retirement he was appointed Secretary Emeritus of the Society. He was Secretary Treasurer of the Conference of Governing Bodies of the Legal Profession in Canada, 1960 to 1972 and also a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba, Lecturer at the Manitoba Law School, and President of the Manitoba Bar Association from 1957 to 1958. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1954.
He was married twice, first to Mary Olivette Genevieve Dollard (1914-?) with whom he had four children: Sydney St. George Stubbs (1941-2009), Cynthia Stubbs (1947-2005), Maria Stubbs, and Christopher St. George Stubbs; and second to Eva Stubbs. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, as a pilot and flying officer, from 1941 to 1945. He was a Liberal candidate in the 1957 federal election, a member of the Fort Garry municipal council, and chairman and member of Fort Garry School District. He was a member of the Pembina Curling Club (1948 to 1971, and president from 1960 to 1961), Southwood Golf Club (1952 to 2005 and president in 1958), and Holly Snowshoe Club. He was a committee member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation.
Birth registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“5 Manitoba lawyers named Queen’s Counsel,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 1953, page 3.
The Law Society of Manitoba, 1877-1977, edited by Cameron Harvey, Peguis Publishers Limited, 1977, pages 253-254.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 May 2005.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 7 June 2019
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