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Memorable Manitobans: Richard R. “Dick” Filteau (1920-2013)

Municipal official.

Born on a farm near Dumas, Saskatchewan on 5 December 1920, he was educated at a Model School near Dumas and Kelvin High School in Winnipeg. During the Second World War, he served in the Royal Canadian Air Force (1942-1945). After his military discharge, he attended the University of Manitoba, graduating in 1949 with a BSA degree. He served as an Agricultural Representative at Steinbach (six years) and Melita (21 years). He served as Mayor of Melita (1966-1969) and was a member of the Melita Town Planning Committee and the Melita Chamber of Commerce. He was a Manitoba Director for the Agriculture Institute of Canada. After retirement, he returned to Winnipeg as a Coordinator of Programs and Policies for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture. He was an advisor on agriculture to the Yukon Territorial Government (1983-1986). In 1998, he was given a Roll of Honour by the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. He died at Hartney on 24 June 2013 and was buried in the Melita Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 July 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 November 2013

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