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Memorable Manitobans: Birk Ernest Sproxton (1943-2007)

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Birk Sproxton
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Born at Flin Flon on 12 August 1943, he obtained BA, MA and PhD degrees from the University of Manitoba. He spent 31 years as a creative writing instructor at Red Deer College in Alberta. His 2005 book Phantom Lake: North of 54 earned the Margaret McWilliams Local History Award for excellence in the study and interpretation of Manitoba history. He also earned the $25,000 Grant MacEwan Alberta Author Award with Phantom Lake. He died at Red Deer, Alberta on 14 March 2007.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 March 2007

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 January 2014

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