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Memorable Manitobans: Clifford Charles Cranston (1924-2013)

Civil servant.

Born at Brandon on 28 February 1924, son of Robert and Euphemia Cranston, after completing high school he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force where he served until late 1945. He then attended the University of Manitoba, graduating with a baccalaureate degree in Agriculture in 1950.

He worked in the Manitoba Department of Agriculture until 1982 where he was the Director of the Soils and Crops Branch, then served as the Assistant Deputy Minister of Agriculture Farm and Rural Development Division until his retirement in 1986. He took a leave of absence to work with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations based in Rome, Italy. He was a Director of the Agricultural Institute of Canada, Manitoba Institute of Agrology, and Canadian Seed Growers Association.

He died at Winnipeg on 12 August 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 August 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2013

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