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Memorable Manitobans: Barry Samuel Broadfoot (1926-2003)

Journalist, author.

Born at Winnipeg on 21 January 1926, he was educated at Lord Roberts School and Kelvin High School, graduating from the latter in 1943. His first job was as a copy boy at the Winnipeg Tribune, at age 16. After the Second World War and attendance at the University of Manitoba, he moved to British Columbia where he worked for 24 years with various western Canadian newspapers. He also wrote several well-received books on Canadian history, for which he was inducted into the Order of Canada in 1997. He died on 28 November 2003.

Sources:

“History from the horse’s mouth,” Winnipeg Free Press, 19 November 1989, page 103.

We thank Bobbi Jo Panciera for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 27 June 2015

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