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Memorable Manitobans: James Hubert Chipperfield (1917-2001)

Click to enlargeMerchant, municipal official.

Born at Hubbard, Saskatchewan in 1917, he was educated there and at Yorkton High School. He joined his father’s general merchandise business at Hubbard briefly then spent five years serving with the Royal Canadian Air Force, two years in Canada and three years in England. He enlisted in an air crew and trained as a pilot but was grounded for faulty eyesight. He worked as a flight trainer to the end of World War Two. In 1948, he came to Minnedosa, Manitoba where he opened a general store with his brother Eric.

He was married with one son. He was acclaimed the Mayor of Minnedosa in May 1951, and became active in the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities, becoming its President in 1955. He died at Minnedosa on 21 June 2001.


Western Municipal News, March 1955, page 74.

Page revised: 4 October 2009

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