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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Edward “Bert” Blake (1919-2012)

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Albert Edward Blake
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Horse trainer.

Born at Winnipeg on 29 June 1919, son of Albert Edward Blake (1884-1962) and Florence Goodman (1887-1970), he served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War and stormed Juno Beach on D-Day. Returning from military duty, he worked as a horse trainer at the Assiniboia Downs for over 50 years. In 1957, he married equestrian Eileen Grace Murray (1928-2012). They had no children. He died at Winnipeg on 19 June 2012 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 July 2012.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Sandy Jasper and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 July 2021

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