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Memorable Manitobans: Barry John Chipka (c1943-2006)

Firefighter, golfer.

He grew up in the Elmwood/East Kildonan area and joined the St. James Fire Department in 1967, retiring in 2000 as a Captain with Winnipeg Fire Department. He was a competitive golfer who practiced at the Rossmere Country Club and later the Elmhurst Golf and Country Club. He was Golf Manitoba’s amateur champion in 1968, a member of the Willingdon Cup teams, and a two-time low amateur in the Manitoba Open. He died at WInnipeg on 22 April 2006.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 April 2006.

Manitoba Men's Amateur Champions, Golf Manitoba.

This page was prepared by John Redekopp.

Page revised: 6 September 2021

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