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Memorable Manitobans: Nobuo Matsubara (1926-2009)

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Born at Steveston, British Columbia on 15 December 1926, and relocated to Manitoba during the Second World War, he earned his teaching degree before studying at the Canadian Bible College in Regina, Saskatchewan. Going to Japan in 1961 to serve as a missionary, he returned to Canada and, in 1967, founded the Japanese Alliance Church, serving as the pastor until 2001. He also taught in the Seven Oaks School Division, was a member of the Manitoba Kendo Club, and finished eight Manitoba marathons. He died at Winnipeg on 28 December 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2010.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 4 July 2010

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