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Manitoba History No. 88
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Memorable Manitobans: Edward A. Armstrong (1904-1950)

Journalist, athlete.

Born at Weymouth, Nova Scotia in 1904, son of Rupert Otto Armstrong and Annie Lucretia Sarah Burke (1872-1953), he came with his family to Manitoba at an early age, settling first at Emerson then successively at Winnipeg, Virden, Portage la Prairie, and Kenora [Ontario]. He attended Kelvin High School during which, in 1922, he was first Premier of the Provincial Boys’ Parliament. He later went to Wesley College where he excelled in basketball, soccer, and shot put. Shortly after leaving college, he was hired as a sports reporter by the Winnipeg Free Press where he worked for the next 23 years.

In 1939 he was promoted to Sports Editor, and finally City Editor, from 1944 to the time of his death. He served Secretary and Treasurer of the Manitoba Amateur Hockey Association, and was also connected with the Manitoba Boxing and Wrestling Commission, the Winnipeg Amateur Athletic Association, and the Manitoba Track and Field Association. In 1949 he was President of the Winnipeg Rugby Football Club, prior to which he had been Vice-President of the Manitoba Rugby Union and Secretary of the Winnipeg Senior Rugby League. He was a member of the Granite Curling Club for many years. In 1926 he was a member of the Musgrove rink that won a Manitoba bonspiel trophy. He served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club in 1944.

He died at Winnipeg on 15 February 1950.

Sources:

“E. A. Armstrong, city editor, dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 February 1950.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 October 2017

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