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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Albert Asselstine (1929-2015)

Businessman, musician, municipal official.

Born at Kirkella on 10 January 1929, in his early adult life, he worked on the family farm and played guitar in the “James and the Swing Kings” band. He moved to Birtle in 1958 where he raised his family and started two businesses. From 1974 to 1979, he was Chairman of the Birtle Community District Board, he sat on town council from 1966 to 1970 and was Mayor of Birtle from 1984 to 1989. He was known as a “masterful” painter of nature and the countryside. He died at Winnipeg on 22 February 2015.

Sources:

NW Marquette Festival speech, dance and visual arts, Russell Banner, 16 December 1987, page 8.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 2015, Section 2, page 25.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 18 October 2016

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