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Memorable Manitobans: Fredrick Joseph “Fred” Cleverley (c1927-2010)


Born at Minnedosa around 1927, he studied aeronautical engineering in California but returned to Canada to enlist in the Canadian Armed Forces during the Second World War. He attained the rank of Major in the Fort Garry Horse (Reserve). After the war, he worked in print and radio journalism at Kamsack, Brandon, Toronto, and Winnipeg. He became a long-time editorial writer and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press and won numerous awards. He had a life-long interest in flying and was a member of the Winnipeg Flying Club. In 2003, the Royal Military Institute of Manitoba presented him with its Outstanding Service Award for his devotion to the Canadian Armed Forces. He died at Winnipeg on 4 July 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 2010.

Free Press columnist Fred Cleverley dies,” Winnipeg Free Press, 7 July 2010.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 5 April 2020

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