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Memorable Manitobans: 2017

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The following Memorable Manitobans died in 2017:

Helen MacFarlane Allison (1927-2017)

Calvin James “Jim” Alward (1923-2017)

Barry Anderson (1934-2017)

Helga Baldwinson Anderson (1931-2017)

Lorna Rose Anne Gudmundson Anderson (1931-2017)

Malcolm Graham Anderson (1945-2017)

Leonard “Len” Andree (1930-2017)

Johann “JT” Arnason (1921-2017)

Wilfred Leonard “Willie” Arnason (1934-2017)

Edgar Arnold (1947-2017)

Ralph Dennis Bagley (1928-2017)

George Balacko (?-2017)

Raymond Matthew Bates (1941-2017)

Anne Charlotte Bawden (c1939-2017)

Bernice May McClelland Bedsworth (1921-2017)

Aaron Leland Berg (1948-2017)

Martin Bergen (1927-2017)

Herman Ivan Berkowitz (1936-2017)

Madeleine Bernier (1920-2017)

Alan Howard Bernstein (1949-2017)

David James Bertnick (1947-2017)

William John Birtles (1930-2017)

Robert Theodore Bockstael (1923-2017)

Walter Morris Bohonos (1930-2017)

John Anthony “Tony” Bowden (1932-2017)

Jerry J. Brasko (1931-2017)

Charles Roland Brawn (1923-2017)

Ruth Mary Breckman (1932-2017)

Douglas Edwin “Doug” Brown (1923-2017)

Walter Bushuk (1929-2017)

Juliette Augustina Sysak Cavazzi (1927-2017)

Alice Mary Elizabeth Cheatley (1918-2017)

Eugene Cherwick (c1937-2017)

Donald Walter Collins (c1932-2017)

Robert Dickson “Robin” Connor (1922-2017)

Barbara Isabelle Cook (1930-2017)

Roberta Mary Dyer Cramer (1926-2017)

Delmore C. W. “Del” Crewson (1942-2017)

John David “Jack” Cumming (1957-2017)

Wallace Michael Darichuk (1938-2017)

Raymond Cleave “Ray” Davis (1920-2017)

John Debroni (1930-2017)

Andre A. Doumbe (1949-2017)

Joseph N. H. “Joe” Du (1933-2017)

Andrew Macdonald Duncan (1919-2017)

Armand Dureault (?-2017)

Henry Trevor “Harry” Edwards (1921-2017)

Kenneth Robert Elliott (1932-2017)

Herbert Saratchandra “Herb” Embuldeniya (1931-2017)

Jane Rawson Evans (1931-2017)

Ronald William Fewchuk (1941-2017)

William “Roy” Finnen (c1932-2017)

David Brian Flye (1929-2017)

Joyce Barry Smith Frame (1915-2017)

Shirley Ann Free (1956-2017)

Laura Ethel Sparling Gardner (1924-2017)

Ernest Romeo “Ernie” Gaudreau (1932-2017)

Eleanor Dorothy Albright Elliott Gibson (1918-2017)

Brian G. T. Gilhuly (?-2017)

Orest Gingera (1936-2017)

Alfred George Goebel (c1925-2017)

Nora Grenfell (1926-2017)

Harry Grubert (1936-2017)

Monte R. Halparin [Monty Hall] (1921-2017)

Johann “John” Hamm (1925-2017)

Murray Gibson Hannah (1925-2017)

Glen Harrison (?-2017)

Kerry Lloyd Hawkins (1940-2017)

Benjamin Hewak (1935-2017)

Guy Warren Hobman (?-2017)

Ted Augustine Homenuik (c1934-2017)

Charles Horvath (1935-2017)

Kenneth Gilbert “Ken” Howard (1925-2017)

Eric B. Irwin (1955-2017)

James Chilles “Jim” Jamieson (1939-2017)

Gudbjorg Halldora “Dorothy” Johnson (1928-2017)

Dwight Rupert Johnston (1923-2017)

John Franklin “Frank” Johnston (1929-2017)

Jozsef “Joe” Jozsa (1931-2017)

William John Thomas Armstrong “Bill” Kay (1930-2017)

Andy Kaye (1942-2017)

Allen Richard Kear (1929-2017)

Céline Marie Power Kear (?-2017)

Daniel Patrick “Dan” Kennedy (1939-2017)

Edward “Ed” Keryluk (?-2017)

Walter “Wally” Kiryluk (?-2017)

Jacob Kleinsasser (c1922-2017)

Rozalia “Rose” Kondra (1918-2017)

Kenneth Howard “Ken” Kronson (1940-2017)

Norman Garrod “Norm” Larsen (1935-2017)

David Clayton William “Dave” Lee (1946-2017)

Linda Jean Lee (1947-2017)

Larry Nicholas Licharson (1949-2017)

Ronald Edward “Ron” Littlejohn (1935-2017)

Norman Norris Linklater (1953-2017)

Greg Lowe (1957-2017)

Susan Margaret Macdonald (1955-2017)

William Duncan “Bill” MacKenzie (1940-2017)

Peter Maendel (1924-2017)

Hugh Russell Makepeace (1926-2017)

Keith Edward Malcolm (1930-2017)

Victor Martens (1920-2017)

Carl John Mattson (1927-2017)

Orville “Orv” Mayor (?-2017)

Verne McComas (1922-2017)

Mary Jane Shortill McIntyre (1929-2017)

Clarence Murdoch McMullen (1937-2017)

Robert James “Bob” Menzies (1952-2017)

Dmytro “Metro” Michalchuk (1931-2017)

Mel Peaslee Michener (1930-2017)

James Rosslyn “Jim” Mitchell (1920-2017)

Kimberly Marie “Kim” Monson (1956-2017)

Donald Alexander Morrison (1926-2017)

William Grant Paterson Munro (1923-2017)

James Adrian “Jim” Mutcheson (1925-2017)

Alfred John “Jack” Oatway (1923-2017)

Christopher Shaughnessy O’Grady (1939-2017)

James George “Jim” Ogston (1945-2017)

Charlotte Louise Kingdon Oleson (1932-2017)

Michael M. Park (1946-2017)

Cecille San Cartier Lanthier Paterson (1923-2017)

Peter Pidskalny (1945-2017)

Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

Jack Raber (1930-2017)

Laird Forbes Rankin (1940-2017)

Bruce Earle “Bones” Rathbone (1947-2017)

Joseph John Rebizant (1936-2017)

William H. “Binx” Remnant (1927-2017)

William Hugo Rentz (1926-2017)

Viola Anna Busday Robertson (1926-2017)

Robert T. Ross (1924-2017)

Allen “Al” Rouse (1925-2017)

Duncan Franklin “Dunc” Rousseau (1945-2017)

Eugene Rudachek (1925-2017)

Jack Allan Rubin (1925-2017)

Jocelyn Backman Samson (1939-2017)

Leonard Anthony “Len” Sandeman (1923-2017)

Darren Michael Sawchuk (1965-2017)

Reid Garry Schindle (1949-2017)

Mendel Schnitzer (1949-2017)

George B. Schreyer (1920-2017)

Frederick William “Wick” Sellers (1930-2017)

David John “Dave” Semenko (1957-2017)

Frank Steve Senkow (1926-2017)

Kenneth Wayne “Kenny” Shields (1947-2017)

Derek Ernest Richard Smith (1937-2017)

Harvey Smith (1936-2017)

Kenneth Robert Snider (1928-2017)

William Paul Solypa (1930-2017)

William Archibald “Archie” Speers (1924-2017)

Nastia Kolodzinski “Nettie” Stadnyk (?-2017)

Linda Joyce Fairfield Stechesen (1939-2017)

Curtis Steiman (1938-2017)

Allan Stern (1933-2017)

John Romeo Stroppa (1926-2017)

Eva Stubbs (1925-2017)

William Fraser “Sudsy” Sutherland (1934-2017)

Donna Gail Sutherland (1961-2017)

Alice Frances “Fran” Thompson (1927-2017)

Raymond Charles William “Moosie” Turnbull (1939-2017)

Allan Harvie Waisman (1928-2017)

William Leslie “Les” Wardrop (1915-2017)

William Reid Waters (1931-2017)

William “Bill” Welsh (1936-2017)

Lorraine Boux West (1934-2017)

Larry James Whitney (1942-2017)

Patricia Anne “Pat” Wightman (1931-2017)

Claude Hooper Wilson (1931-2017)

Richard K. “Tug” Wilson (?-2017)

Iris Mabel Thompson Winning (1939-2017)

Hersh Wolch (1940-2017)

Wally Woo (1935-2017)

Michael Woroby (1921-2017)

Teofil “Tom” Zabawski (1917-2017)

If you know a noteworthy Manitoban who died in 2017, whose biography should be added to the Memorable Manitobans collection, please submit their information here. Criteria for inclusion in the collection are given here.

Sources:

“Sports greats we lost in 2017” by T. Kent Morgan, The [Headingley] Headliner, 3 January 2018, page 11.

“Lives lived to the fullest: Prominent Manitobans who died in 2017” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2018, pages D6-D10.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 June 2022

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