Group photo of the Selkirk Jr. B fisherman players celebrating and holding a trophy.

People from Selkirk

Selkirk has been and still is home to some extraordinary people over the years. Some gave their lives for a better tomorrow, others traveled the world, created recreation, and gave transportation. Learn how these great individuals shaped our beautiful city into what it is today.

Bill Shead

Bill Shead was born in 1939 in the old Selkirk General Hospital on Idell Avenue. He was the eldest of seven siblings. Their parents Harry

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Bud Oliver

Robert “Bud” Stefan Oliver was Selkirk’s longest serving mayor from 1984-2002. Bud was born on July 16, 1937, in the old Selkirk General Hospital on

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Ruth Hooker

Ruth Caroline Moody was born the youngest of four children on June 19, 1900, to Richard Compton Moody and Ester Adeline Moody.  Richard had been

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Darlene Swiderski

Darlene Swiderski is one of Selkirk’s elected City Councillors and Selkirk’s first elected First Nations woman councillor. Darlene’s start in community work began when she

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Thomas Sinclair Jr.

Thomas Sinclair was the son of Hannah Cummings and Thomas Sinclair Sr. Thomas Sinclair Jr. was a well-liked, Métis man who lived in the Selkirk

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Dr. David Young

Early Career Dr. David Young was born in Sarnia, Ontario on February 18th, 1847. He graduated with a medical degree from Queens University in 1871.

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