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Memorable Manitobans: Fay Nelson McKenzie (1900-1993)

Railwayman, community activist.

Born at Morden, Manitoba on 30 October 1900, he spent his children in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He worked for Canadian National Railways for his entire career, starting as a ticket agent at age 16, and retiring as Passenger Traffic Manager. He was a charter member of the Manitoba Travel and Convention Association (1959), an honorary life member of the St. Andrew’s Society of Manitoba, President of the Winnipeg Skal Club (1965) and Skalman of the Year (1975-1976). In 1978 he was given a Good Citizenship Award. He died on 25 February 1993.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 February 1993, page 35.

Page revised: 4 December 2009

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