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Memorable Manitobans: Frank Elding Price (1931-2015)

Community activist.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 1 March 1931, son of James and Marion Price, he was a public health inspector at Roblin before moving to Stonewall in 1960, relocating to Winnipeg in 1967. He moved to Rivers in 1971 to manage a training centre for Aboriginal people. He served as President of the Roblin Chamber of Commerce, Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, and Manitoba Chamber of Commerce (1962-1963). He chaired the Agricultural Bureau of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce and the National Agricultural Business Forum and was a member of the Prairie Transportation Commission and Vice-President of the Manitoba Forest Products Association. He was an advisor to David Courchene, the Grand Chief of the Manitoba Indian Brotherhood, and to the regional directors for the prairie provinces of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. He was particularly active with the Sandy Lake First Nation. He died at Winnipeg in October 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 October 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 24 October 2015

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