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Memorable Manitobans: Trent Gardiner Frayne (1918-2012)

Journalist, author.

Born at Brandon, Manitoba on 13 September 1918, son of Homer Frayne and Ella Trent, he began a life-long career in journalism at the age of 15, with the Brandon Sun. He later worked for the Winnipeg Tribune and befriended fellow journalist Scott Young. He left Winnipeg in 1942 and subsequently worked at the Toronto Globe and Mail, Toronto Telegram, Maclean’s Magazine, Toronto Star, and Toronto Sun. He also wrote more than two dozen books. He was described by Pierre Berton as “likely Canada’s greatest sportswriter ever”. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame. He died at Toronto, Ontario on 11 February 2012.

Sources:

“Sportswriting legend Trent Frayne dies in Toronto at the age of 93”, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 February 2012.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 February 2012

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