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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Chrisholm “Ken” Nicol (1926-2013)

Athlete.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 December 1926, the youngest of nine children of Annie and John Nicol, he was raised in Winnipeg then lived at Trail, British Columbia during the early 1950s. He later returned to Winnipeg where the majority of his working career was with the firm of Canadian General Electric. In his youth, he excelled at baseball and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame as a member of the Fort Whyte 1954-1960 Tournament Team (1998), as a player/coach of the 1955-1959 St. Boniface Native Sons (2000), and as an individual player (2001). He died at his Winnipeg home on 24 October 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 26 October 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2013

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