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Memorable Manitobans: William “Bill” Regehr (1931-2016)

Educator, administrator.

Born on 19 May 1931, son of Cornelius and Maria Regehr, he received university degrees in Economics and Education. He was Principal of the Selkirk Collegiate Institute (1967-1969) and Lord Selkirk Regional Comprehensive Secondary School (1971-1975), and Superintendent for the Lord Selkirk School Division. Active in politics, he was Principal Secretary to Premier Howard Pawley (c1981), President of the Manitoba NDP Party (c1981-1982), and Deputy Minister of Business Development and Tourism (c1986). He was Chair of the Board of Governors for Red River College (c2005) and a member of the Board of Governors at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and Winnipeg Art Gallery. He died suddenly at the St. Boniface Hospital on 14 March 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 March 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 March 2016

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