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Memorable Manitobans: Roger Newman (1935-2021)


Born at Winnipeg on 12 April 1935, his family moved frequently during his childhood, living at Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and London, England. In 1954, he began a career in journalism at the Montreal Gazette, later working at the Daily Commercial News, St. James Leader Weekly, Brandon Sun (late 1950s), Kingston Whig-Standard, and Globe and Mail. He was a legislative reporter for the Winnipeg Free Press, a business editor for the Winnipeg Tribune, and an editor for Manitoba News and Interlake Spectator. He taught briefly at Red River College where his students included future Winnipeg Free Press reporters Paul Samyn and Randy Turner and he served as President of the Winnipeg Press Club (1981). He retired to Gimli where he co-founded the Aspire Theatre Group. He died at his Gimli home on 19 February 2021.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 February 2021.

“The write stuff,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 March 2021.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 March 2021

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