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Memorable Manitobans: Gordon Graham (1928-2018)

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Gordon Graham
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Farm leader.

Born near Newdale on 11 June 1928, he graduated with a Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Manitoba and was an early advocate of rapeseed (canola) growing. He served as President of the Manitoba Rapeseed Growers Association (mid-1970s) and Chairman of the Rapeseed Association of Canada (1975-1978, now the Canola Council of Canada). In recognition of his community service, he received lifetime membership in the Canola Council of Canada (1988) and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Cochrane, Alberta on 7 February 2018.

Sources:

Early canola promoter Gordon Graham, 89,” Manitoba Co-operator, 13 February 2018.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 February 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 February 2018

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