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latter gentleman resided in Portage for about 21 years and is now retired in B.C. J. R. Colwill, K.C., who had his office in the Anderson Block, deserves mention here too. It is regrettable that information on their careers has not been submitted, and all we can do to honor them is preserve their names for posterity in this book.

Rex A. Gilroy, Q.C. was born in Portage Ia Prairie on February 6, 1914, and except for 3Y2 years in the army during World War II, has lived here all of his life. He obtained his education in the local schools, Brandon College, and the Manitoba Law School.

He articled as a Student-at-Law with the late Everett George Porter, Q.C., and was called to the Bar of Manitoba in 1939. In 1967 he was appointed Q.C.

Mr. Gilroy has held the position of Crown Attorney for the Central Judicial District since January 1, 1946. He has also practiced Civil Law and was associated with the firms of McPherson & Porter, Porter & Diehl, Porter & Gilroy, and Gilroy & Martin. At the present time he carries on the practice of law alone.

Mr. Gilroy married the former Hazel Martha Meyer of Gilbert Plains, Manitoba, in 1941 and is the father of three children.

Many remember Rex A. Gilroy's father, A. E. Gilroy who was in the wholesale tobacco business in Portage, and who was very well- known in hockey circles.

C. W. Sing, Q.C.


Charles W. Sing, Q.C., B.A., LL.B. was born in Portage la Prairie, Sept. 4, 1913. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chan Sing, who en­ joyed a world-wide repu­ tation as purveyors of steaks, must have been de­ ligh ted at that time to see that their newly-born son showed signs of apprecia­ ting their culinary art. Charles was born with two teeth! Whether this was also a sign of rapid mental maturity is impos­ sible to ascertain, but it is a fact that he made rapid strides toward success in any field he ventured into.