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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Stewart “Ken” Edie (1935-2018)


Born at Dugald on 25 April 1935, son of Bruce and Florence Edie, in 1955 he graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba. He and his brothers farmed and had a dairy until 1975. At that time, he became actively involved in the canola-growing industry, helping to organize the Manitoba Rapeseed Growers Association (later the Manitoba Canola Growers) and serving on the board of the Canola Council of Canada. He was interim Chairman of the board of the Western Grains Research Committee (1977), a district director and later Vice-President of Manitoba Pool Elevators (1990-1998), the first Public Governor of the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange, and a member of the executive committee of Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Oakbank on 31 January 2018 and was buried in the Sunnyside Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 February 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 3 February 2018

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