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Memorable Manitobans: Rodnie Valley “Rod” Peppler (1934-2020)


Born in 1934, he became a teacher, working at Edmund Partridge School (1955-1956) and serving as the Principal of Collicutt School (1960-1965), Laidlaw School (1969-1970), Beaumont School (1971-1987), and River West Park School (1987-1992). In 1957, he married Eileen Alice Dilk (1937-2018) and they had two children. Active in officiating youth basketball for over 40 years, in 2005 he was inducted into the Manitoba Basketball Hall of Fame. He died at Winnipeg on 22 June 2020.


“Standing tall in hoops hall,” Winnipeg Free Press, 15 June 2005, page 28.

Obituary [Eileen Alice Peppler], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 December 2018.

“Niece seeks fond memories of Charleswood principal” by Jennifer McFee, The Metro, 12 February 2020, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 June 2020.

We thank Margaret Stimson and David Beer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 December 2021

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