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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond “Ray” Olecko (1930-2001)


Born at Lamont, Alberta in 1930, he spent three years in the Royal Canadian Air Force, deployed in Ontario, Quebec, and Labrador. He held patents on several inventions including a fibreglass slingshot that sold worldwide and a fibreglass septic tank. In the 1960s, he invented a fibreglass camper trailer called the boler. He later owned Alloy Industries and Rays Trading Limited. He died at Winnipeg on 3 June 2001.

See also:

50 Years of bolers by Thomas L. McMahon
Manitoba History, Number 89, Spring 2019


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 June 2001.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 April 2019

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