G.E.G. Webber

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George Webber, ALS

Mr. George Webber was born on July 12th, 1902 at Manitou, Manitoba.

He obtained his DLS commission in 1927, his MLS in 1928, SLS in 1939 and ALS in 1952.

Mr. Webber served in the Royal Canadian Engineers in Great Britain, Belgium, Holland and Germany during the period 1941 to 1945, being discharged with the rank of captain.

He spent a considerable part of his surveying career in Northern Manitoba on mining claim surveys, underground surveys for Lynn Lake Mines, and control traverse surveys in the Central Manitoba Mining District in 1931.

Some of his experiences on this work are included in a paper he prepared for the Canadian Surveyor titled appropriately "Mineral Claim Surveys." Another paper reflective of his Northern experiences was "Journey from The Pas to Rankin Inlet." Mr. Webber also did municipal surveying and engineering.

In January 1952, Mr. Webber was appointed Examiner of Surveys in the Winnipeg Land Titles Office, succeeding Mr. W.B. Young, who had just retired. He continued in this position until his retirement in 1965.

It was during this period of George Webber's career that he became well known to the membership of the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors.

His helping hand to junior surveyors, who were getting to learn the ropes in achieving their plan registrations, as well as to more experienced surveyors, was a trademark of George Webber, the Examiner of Surveys. It can certainly be said that he was a no-nonsense administrator, but the esteem in which he was held by all members, was clearly displayed at the retirement party held in 1965 to honour his considerable contribution to surveying in Manitoba.

His service to the Association of Manitoba Land Surveyors included member of the Executive Council in 1951, 1952, 1957, 1958 and 1959, vice-president in 1932 and 1948 and president in 1949.

George Webber passed away January 19, 1985.