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Memorable Manitobans: Edward Rooklidge “Ted” Siddall (1925-2008)

Physician, bodybuilder.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 February 1925, he attended the University of Winnipeg and attained a medical degree in 1950. He met his future wife, June Anderson, in college, and they married in September that same year. They moved to Pine Falls, where he established his medical practice of 44 years. He delivered many babies and was the anaesthesiologist during surgeries for an expansive area. He provided care to the demographic including the beaches area, Traverse Bay, Sagkeeng First Nation, Hollow Water First Nation, Powerview-Pine Falls, St. Georges, and up to Lac du Bonnet. He was a recognized bodybuilder and held many titles, among them Mr. Red River Valley (1971), Mr. Manitoba (1972), and Sr. Mr. North America, Most Muscular (1976). He continued to work out well into his 80s. He died on 6 July 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 March 2016

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