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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Gilbert “Ken” Howard (1925-2017)

Psychologist, historian.

Born at Selkirk on 30 May 1925, son of Louis and Ellen Howard, he attended Devonshire Collegiate, University of Manitoba, and University of Western Ontario then worked as a clinical psychologist at the Winnipeg Child Guidance Clinic. In 1957, he became the first Executive Director of the John Howard and Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba. His later career focused on industrial and organizational psychology, management consulting, and outplacement. He served as President of the Psychological Association of Manitoba and the Institute of Certified Management Consultants of Manitoba. He was also a sessional lecturer in Psychology and Management at Red River College and the University of Winnipeg. Later in life, he pursued a love of history, writing on the history of Selkirk that was published as Stories of Selkirk’s Pioneers and Their Heritage (2011). He also wrote a regular history column for The Selkirk Record. He died at Winnipeg on 4 June 2017.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 17 June 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 September 2020

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