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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Merwin “Don” Loveridge (1950-2015)

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Don Loveridge
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Born at Chilliwack, British Columbia on 1 December 1950, one of three sons of Albert Alva Loveridge (1920-2008) and Ann Loveridge, he came to Brandon in 1971 where his father was President at the Assiniboine Community College. He completed an MA degree (1977) at the University of Manitoba on early settlement patterns in the Rural Municipality of Sifton.

In 1981, he compiled a comprehensive directory of newspapers published through the years in Manitoba (1981). He also co-wrote Front Wood Mountain to the Whitemud: A Historical survey of the Grasslands National Park with B. Potyondi. Moving to the University of Toronto, his doctoral dissertation (1986) was on settlement in the Rural Municipality of Argyle generally and the Rock Lake area specifically. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1982 where he continued to work as an historian.

He died at Wellington, New Zealand on 4 April 2015.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Review: Paul W. Riegert, From Arsenic to DDT: A History of Entomology in Western Canada
Manitoba History, Number 7, Spring 1984

See also:

Dr. Donald Loveridge by Gerald Friesen and Barry Potyondi
Manitoba History, Number 79, Fall 2015


“Hefty mandate was challenge for Loveridge,” Brandon Sun, 17 September 1983, page 2.

Obituary [Albert A. Loveridge], Brandon Sun, 21 October 2008, page 16.

Obituary, Heaven Address.

We thank Ian Loveridge for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 July 2021

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