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Memorable Manitobans: Julius Fahr (1925-2003)


Born in Europe on 21 September 1921 to Wilhelm and Bertha Fahr, he attended teacher’s college and majored in history and languages. In 1951, he immigrated to Canada and worked as a salesman at the Brett Young Seed Company, and eventually became a manager and part owner. In 1973, in partnership with six other businessmen, he started Niverville Feed and Farm Supply Ltd, which became Puratone, one of the largest hog and feed companies in Western Canada. He was active in the German business community, was a director at Hansa Credit Union and helped to establish the Abundant Life Lutheran Church in East St. Paul. He died at Winnipeg on 18 August 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 August 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 17 February 2017

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