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Memorable Manitobans: Thomas Albert “Bert” Sandercock (1925-2019)

Agriculturist.

Born at Morden on 21 March 1925, son of William Henry Sandercock (1885-1962) and Emma Boulton (1889-1970), he grew up on the family farm at Dunston then worked for the Manitoba government, eventually becoming Chief Provincial Horticultural Specialist in the Department of Soils and Crops. He received life membership in the Manitoba Institute of Agrologists and Vegetable Growers Association of Manitoba (honorary life member), and was elected a Fellow of the Agricultural Institute of Canada. In recognition of his community service, he received the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation Medal (1992) and was inducted into the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame (2009). He died at Selkirk on 5 January 2019 and was interred in the Little Britain United Church Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary [Emma Sandercock], Winnipeg Free Press, 2 September 1970, page 22.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 January 2019.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 September 2021

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