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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Lawrence King (1927-2019)

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Born at Clarkleigh on 12 August 1927, he worked as a bus driver in Winnipeg after the sale of the family farm. An avid outdoorsman, in 1964 he was appointed Manager of the East Meadows Ranch Goose Sanctuary and held the position for 49 years. In recognition of his work, he received the Manitoba Premier’s Award and a Governor General’s Medal. He built the Lundar Goose statue in 1976. He married Jean Vivian and they had a daughter. He died at Stonewall on 24 May 2019 and was buried in the Clarkleigh Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 June 2019

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