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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie “Les” Mundwiler (1944-2013)

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Born at Galesburg, Illinois on 10 June 1944, son of Madeline Juanita Carrico and Robert Eugene Mundwiler, as an opponent to the Vietnam War he immigrated to Canada in 1967 and became a citizen five years later. He helped found housing co-ops in Toronto and conducted related research for the Province of Manitoba. He taught English composition at the University of Winnipeg (1985-1986) and, from 1984 to 2013, was sole proprietor of Highbrow Books at Winnipeg, which published and sold essays, criticism, fiction, and poetry. He died at Winnipeg on 17 November 2013.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 November 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 December 2013

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