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Manitoba Communities: Neepawa (Town)

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This municipality is named for an Aboriginal word meaning “plenty.”

Present Status

Town of Neepawa (23 November 1883)

Incorporation History

Town of Neepawa (23 November 1883)

Adjoining Municipalities

North Cypress-Langford, Rosedale

Land Area (square km)

17.35

Population

Year

Total

1891

774

1901

1418

1906

1895

1911

1864

1916

1854

1921

1887

1926

1833

1931

1910

1936

2068

1941

2292

1946

2468

1951

2895

1956

3109

1961

3197

1966

3229

1971

3215

1976

3508

1981

3425

1986

3314

1991

3258

1996

3301

2001

3325

2006

3298

2011

3629

2016

4609

2021

5685

Mayors

Term

Mayor

1883-1887

Jonathan Joseph Hamilton (1850-1928)

1887-1891

B. R. Hamilton

1891-1892

Jonathan Joseph Hamilton (1850-1928)

1892-1894

James Arthur Clare (1856-1938)

1894-1899

John Andrew Davidson (1852-1903)

1899-1903

James Henry Howden (1860-1938)

1903-1904

John Brown

1904-1905

Edward John Harris (1862-?)

1905-1907

James Henry Howden (1860-1938)

1907-1908

Jonathan Joseph Hamilton (1850-1928)

1908-1911

William H. Gossell

1911-1912

Jonathan Joseph Hamilton (1850-1928)

1912-1913

Robert Hezekiah Fusee (1864-1960)

1913-1916

John Brown

1916-1921

J. L. McKay

1921-1922

John Hall (1862-1930)

1922-1923

Jack A. Davidson

1923-1924

John Hall (1862-1930)

1924-1925

Thomas Gerow Murphy (1883-1971)

1925-1927

George V. Stonehouse

1927-1928

Thomas Gerow Murphy (1883-1971)

1928-1931

William G. Pollock

1931-1933

Robert Hezekiah Fusee (1864-1960)

1933-1947

William G. Pollock

1947-1952

Dr. Paul Cleave

1952-1953

D. E. R. Ewer

1953-1959

William Whitmore (1908-1998)

1959-1967

George Rey

1967-1974

Harry B. Smith

1974-1977

Robert L. Hurrell

1977-1981

Gary R. McElmon

1981-1992

Homer Wilmot Gill (1924-2014)

1992-1998

Roy McGillivray

1998-2001

Ken Waddell

2001-2010

Robert Durston

2010-2011

Ronald Sture Forsman (1938-2021)

2011-2014

Ken Waddell

2014-2015

Bill Stilwell

2015-2018

Adrian De Groot

2018-2022

Blake McCutcheon

2022-?

Brian Hedley

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

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History Books

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Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

“John Hall only nominee to Neepawa mayoralty,” Manitoba Free Press, 21 July 1923, page 30.

Neepawa: Land of Plenty, 1883-1983 by Neepawa History Book Committee, 1983.

“Neepawa mayor resigns,” Winnipeg Free Press, 10 July 2014, page A5.

Obituary [Ronald Sture Forsman], White's Funeral Home.

We thank Nathan Kramer and Bill Stilwell for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 October 2022

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