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Memorable Manitobans: William Ralph “Bill” Clement (1948-2010)

Businessman, municipal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 3 June 1948, in his youth he was active in school and community sports, including baseball, hockey, and curling. He operated several business ventures, including a pool hall, skate shop, and sporting goods store before opening a swimming pool business in 1972. He was elected to the Winnipeg City Council in 1983, representing the Charleswood, Headingley, Tuxedo, Lindenwoods, Whyteridge, and Fort Garry communities, holding the office continuously until his death. He served as Deputy Mayor (1993), Speaker (1998), Chair of the Fiscal Issues Committee (1998-2005) and Chair of the Infrastructure Renewal and Public Works Committee (2006-2010). He served on the board of Winnipeg Enterprises from 1983 to 2005 (President, 1993-1994). He was a member of the Charleswood Curling Club (President) and the Charleswood Historical Society. He died at Winnipeg on 3 May 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 2010, page C12.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 July 2015

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