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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Bertram Sneath (1914-1995)

Farmer, grain company executive.

Born on a farm near Elgin on 17 August 1914, son of George Edward Sneath (1881-1956) and Mabel Edna Pinder (1883-1952), he farmed until moving to Winnipeg in 1968. He served as Vice-President (1958-1968), Chairman (1968-1969), and Chairman & President (1970-1977) of Manitoba Pool Elevators, and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Canadian Wheat Board (1970-1974). He retired to Brandon in 1984. On 23 October 1948, he married Jeannette Eileen Voodre (1927-1994) and they had three children. A Baptist, he served as President of the Baptist General Conference of Canada. He died at Brandon on 1 June 1995 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.


Birth and marriage registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary [Jeannette Eileen Sneath], Brandon Sun, 29 October 1994, page 12.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 June 1995, page 28.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 July 2019

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