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Memorable Manitobans: Orton Wilfrid Grain (1904-2001)


Born at Selkirk, Manitoba on 12 June 1904, son of Orton Irwin Grain and Annie Cull, he was educated at St. Johns College School in Winnipeg. His 46-year newspaper career began with the Winnipeg Tribune in 1923. Five years later he joined the Winnipeg Free Press news staff. During the Second World War he served overseas with the Canadian Army and was in the Normandy invasion. After returning to the Free Press as News Editor, he moved in 1956 to Vancouver, British Columbia and was employed on the News Desk of the Vancouver Province until retirement in 1969. He died at Vancouver on 29 March 2001.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 April 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2010

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