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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Roy “Fred” Dunsmore (1929-2014)

Athlete, accountant.

Born at Winnipeg on 30 March 1929, his athletic prowess was evident at an early age, playing hockey, football, and baseball. He attended Daniel McIntyre Collegiate then, in the early 1950s, spent two seasons playing in the English Hockey League and was voted rockie of the year. He returned to Manitoba to play forward for the Winnipeg Maroons, leading them to the 1964-1965 Allan Cup. He played for the Canadian national team in the 1966 World Ice Hockey Championship. From 1945 into the 1950s, he also played amateur baseball for the Rosedales and St. Boniface Native Sons. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1989) and Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame, and in 1970 was a finalist in voting for Manitoba’s Athlete of the Century. He was President of the Winnipeg Squash Racquet Club (1972-1976). He died at Winnipeg on 13 May 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 May 2014, page B14.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 18 March 2019

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