Gordon Charles “Gord” Emberley

Forester, bush pilot.

He worked as a provincial forest ranger at Stead (1949-1955), Lac du Bonnet (1955), and The Pas (1955-?) before working as a pilot at Ilford, Russel River, and Pukatawagan. He lived in Charleswood for 20 years. He retired to Lac du Bonnet in 1985. On 16 April 1949, he married teacher Verna Bernice Wiley (1928-2013) and they had two sons and three daughters. He was a member of United churches at The Pas, Charleswood, and Whitemouth, and the Lutheran Church of the Cross at Lac du Bonnet. He served on the Manitoba Heritage Council (2000-2013). In recognition of his community service, he was inducted into the Order of Canada (1996) and he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002) and Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012).


History and Folklore of the Whiteshell Park North by Anne Cott, 1991, pages 20-21.

Obituary [Verna Bernice Emberley], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 August 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 May 2021