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Memorable Manitobans: David Wilfred Pekary (1926-2007)

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David Wilfred Pekary
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Salesman, municipal official.

Born on 27 June 1926, he worked as a surveyor for Beaulieu Mines near Yellowknife, NWT where he lived for two years before moving to Winnipeg. There, he worked as a sales representative for Dominion Rubber-Uniroyal. He resided in North Kildonan for fifteen years during which he served as a Councillor and Mayor. He was the President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities from 1969 to 1970 and, in 1969, was a Progressive Conservative candidate in the provincial general election, being defeated by Ed Schreyer. He helped to establish the first community club in North Kildonan. He moved with his family to an acreage near Tyndall where they resided for fifteen years. He retired in 1986 and spent three years in Comox, British Columbia, then returned to Manitoba to reside in St. Vital. He died there on 13 May 2007 after a lengthy illness.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 June 2007.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 June 2017

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