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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Ronald “Rick” Everett (1951-2003)

Teacher, municipal official.

Born at Minnedosa, Manitoba on 27 November 1951, he attended the University of Winnipeg and Brandon University, he began a teaching career at Princess Elizabeth High School at CFB Shilo, moving to River Heights School at Brandon and, from 1988 to his death, at Tanners Crossing School in Minnedosa.

He was active in Minnedosa community organizations including Communities in Bloom, Minnedosa Heritage Foundation, the Minnedosa Foundation, and Access TV. He served on the Minnedosa United Church Board and was instrumental in organizing two town reunions. He was one of the founding members of Manitoba Old Tyme and Bluegrass Society. In 1999, he was elected to the Minnedosa town council and subsequently was acclaimed Mayor of Minnedosa in October 2002.

He died at Brandon on 22 October 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 November 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2012

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