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Memorable Manitobans: Morley Decker (c1916-2003)

Civil servant, tourism promoter.

He worked in the hotel industry and the Manitoba Travel and Tourism Association. He was an Executive Assistant for the 1967 Canadian and 1970 Manitoba centennial celebrations. He then joined the Attorney General’s Department as Director of Lotteries and Gaming Licensing Board until he retired. He served a five-year term as Secretary for the Board of Review. He loved golf, sang, played piano and organ, and was a member of the Sturgeon Creek United Church. He died at Winnipeg, aged 87, on 3 February 2003.

Father of Bruce Decker.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 February 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 2 February 2017

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