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Memorable Manitobans: Donald James Alexander (1932-2009)

Educator, municipal official, community activist.

Born in 1932, he was a teacher and Principal of Miami Collegiate. Active in his community, he was the Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Thompson (1980-1989), a member of the Deerwood Soil and Water Association, Chair and Vice-Chair of the Pembina Valley Conservation District (1989-2009), and Chair of the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association (1993-2001). He also served on the Boards of the Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, International Coalition for Land and Water Stewardship in the Red River Valley, Lower Red River Water Commission, Agricultural Institute of Canada, Manitoba Institute of Agrologists, and Miami Agricultural Society. He died at his home in Miami on 20 January 2009. He is commemorated by Alexander Ridge Park near Miami.

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Alexander Ridge Park (RM of Thompson)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 January 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 June 2021

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