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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Albert Keith “Doug” Gruenke (1942-1977)


Born at Winnipeg on 19 March 1942, the son of Albert Amil Gruenke (1901-1995) and Arla Lorraine Gray (1904-1987), he was raised in Dominion City. On 18 July 1964, he married Marlene Isabelle Goodman at Melita and had three children. He graduated from the Manitoba Teachers’ College in 1961, after which he taught one year at Middlebro School before becoming Principal at Dominion City Elementary School for 10 years and Roseau Valley Collegiate (Dominion City) for two years. An active member of the community, he was involved in minor and senior hockey and was the Board of Stewards Chairman of the Dominion City United Church. He died at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg on 29 January 1977 and was buried in the Dominion City Cemetery.


“Gruenke - Goodman,” Winnipeg Free Press, 25 July 1964, page 19.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 January 1977, page 25.

Brown/Spackman/Murray/Hornsey family tree, Ancestry.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 27 April 2014

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