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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. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He died at Brandon on 1 June 1995 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

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.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 October 2021

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