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Memorable Manitobans: George “Red” Eakin (c1930-2010)

Athlete, official.

He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame for his wide-ranging contributions to sport in Manitoba, including playing for the Norwood Legionnaires, refereeing for the Canadian Football League and participating in the Pan-American games on the wrestling committee. In addition to his interests and achievements in sports, he was a St. James school trustee, a member of the Superannuation Board, and a lifelong Mason. He died at Winnipeg on 21 February 2010.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 2010.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 1 August 2015

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