George Barone (1916 - 1992/1995?)

George was known as the grandfather of community monuments in Manitoba. He was responsible for the creation of at least six. His sculptures were created with a special recipe of fibreglass, resin and marble dust.

Born in Pizzo Calabro, Calabria (Italy) in 1916. I found two accounts of when he died. One has his death in 1992 in British Columbia and the other has it being 1995 in California.

He worked out of his home on Victoria Avenue in the Winnipeg suburb of Transcona. There he had a small shop, selling smaller sculptures.

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1966
White Horse
The White Horse
St. Francis Xavier, MB
1967
Viking
Viking
Gimli, MB
1974
Turtle
Turtle
Boissevain, MB
1978
Alpine Archie
Skier
McCreary, MB
1978
Camel
Camel
Glenboro, MB
19??
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Ashern, MB
1992
Winnie-the-Pooh
Winnie-the-Pooh
White River, ON

George also possibly created (unconfirmed):

1981
King Miner
King Miner
Thompson, MB

Information Sources: Gino Anania, http://www.gov.mb.ca/labour/immigrate/multiculturalism/italian.html and Here and There

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