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Memorable Manitobans: George Neufeld (1924-2014)

Educator, community activist.

Born in Russia on 24 February 1924, son of Gerhard and Malwina Neufeld, the family emigrated to Canada when he was an infant and settled on a farm near Nesbitt. He obtained a teaching certificate from the Manitoba Normal School then began a teaching career at Willow Ridge School, in 1948. He later taught at Landmark School (1959-1960) and Steinbach School. He also worked as a land developer and builder in the Steinbach area. He attended summer school at the University of Manitoba and eventually received BA, BSc, and BEd degrees. Active in his community, he served on the Steinbach town council and was Deputy Mayor. In 1977, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal in recognition of his service. He died at Steinbach on 20 March 2014 and was buried in the Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.


Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 March 2014, page C8.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 March 2015

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