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Memorable Manitobans: Perry P. Dunn (1901-1989)

Farmer, consultant.

Born at Neepawa, Manitoba on 12 January 1901, he travelled to Springfield in 1920, along with four horses, a drill, cultivator, harrows and seed grain, soon joined by his family, establishing himself as a farmer there. He also cooperated with the Manitoba Department of Agriculture as well as various chemical companies, providing cropland for experiments in weed control and other innovative agricultural practices. Dunn was also a member of the Manitoba School Board Trustees Association for 25 years, serving both on local boards and at the provincial executive level, campaigning heavily in the 1950s with the Department of Education’s officials to promote secondary education for rural students. On 1 July 1967, Dunn was given the Canadian Centennial Medal. He died at Winnipeg on 2 March 1989.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 4 March 1989, page 55.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 7 July 2012

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