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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie Thomas “Les” Routledge (1963-2018)


Born on a farm near Virden on 7 November 1963, son of Elgin Roy Routledge (1925-2016) and Irene Caroline Russell (1930-2014), he received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Manitoba and a degree in business administration from the University of Western Ontario. He worked for consulting firms involved in early development of the internet before becoming Executive Director of the Westar Group connected to Brandon University. In the early 2000s, he formed the consulting firm Prairie Practitioners Group to focus on issues relating to rural economic development, and helped to found the Manitoba Sustainable Energy Association. He settled on an acreage near Killarney and continued doing consulting work while raising crops and livestock. He died at Brandon on 10 April 2018 and was buried in the Kinsmore Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2018.

Leslie Thomas Routledge, FindAGrave.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2020

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