Rev. George A. McMillan

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Rev. George A. McMillan

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1902 - 1959

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Rev. George A. McMillan (1902 – 1959) served the United church of Canada for over twenty-five years. McMillan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on April 30, 1902. After completing his Grade 10 education McMillan went to work for Canadian Northern Railway, before taking a position as Associate Boys’ Work Secretary at the Winnipeg YMCA. In 1929 McMillan enrolled in the Collegiate at United College, beginning his theological studies in United College in 1931. He was ordained in 1934. During his ministerial career he served Benito, Miniota, Sparling United Church in Winnipeg and Knox United Church in Fort Frances, Ontario. McMillan served as the Chairman of both the Christian Education Committee’s Radio Committee and Manitoba Conference’s Radio Committee, where he helped produce United Church broadcasts and contributed morning devotions. He was chairperson of Winnipeg Presbytery, President of Conference in 1950 and was honored by United College with an honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree in 1955. McMillan was also Superintendent of home Missions from 1956 to 1959. Rev. McMillan passed away on August 21, 1959. His memorial was held in Augustine United Church in Winnipeg. A memorial fund was created in the memory of Rev. McMillan to support the building of churches and manses in isolated First Nations communities.

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