Lt. Gov. Errick F. Willis

Errick F. Willis (d.1967, aged 70).

Errick Willis was the first born-in-Manitoba Lieutenant Governor of the Province.  A lawyer by training and a farmer by inclination, Willis served as a Member of the Legislative Assembly and was Minister of Agriculture (1958-1960).

Willis became leader of the Conservative Party of Manitoba in 1936. In 1940 he led the Conservatives in the Coalition Government under Premier Bracken. He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba in 1960. His term of office extended until 1966.

An ardent curler, he was a member of the Canadian Olympic Curling team which brought home the gold medal from Lake Placid in 1932.