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Memorable Manitobans: Clayton Ernest Grenville Bates (1921-2018)

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Born at Brandon on 17 May 1921 and raised on a farm north of Elkhorn, he was educated at Burnbank School, Brandon Collegiate, and Brandon College. After receiving a degree in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba, he did postgraduate studies at the University of Waterloo. He worked as an Agricultural Representative at Neepawa where he also served as President of the Neepawa Chamber of Commerce, Neepawa Lions Club, and Neepawa JayCees. He then became Principal of the Agricultural and Homemaking School at Brandon before joining CBC as a farm commentator and host of the program “Country Calendar.” He was later a television producer at CBC Winnipeg and assistant network supervisor at CBC Toronto. His final working positions were at the University of Regina and Saskatchewan Department of Industry, Trade, and Commerce. On 16 August 1944, he married Daisy Clementine “Pat” Pattullo (1916-2009) at Brandon and they had three children. He retired to the family farm near Elkhorn then moved to Winnipeg where he died on 25 August 2018.

Sources:

Obituary [Daisy Clementine Bates], Winnipeg Free Press, 19 October 2009.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 September 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 September 2018

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