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Memorable Manitobans: Douglas Graham “Doug” Steeves (1934-2014)

Educator, coach.

Born at Moncton, New Brunswick on 5 March 1934, son of Frank and Pearl Steeves, he attended Springfield College in Massachusetts where he excelled in cross-country track and wrestling. He received an MSc degree (1956) and later an education degree from Arizona State University. He taught at Dartmouth, Nova Scotia then at Hudson, Quebec. In 1966, he came to Brandon as an athletics instructor at Brandon University, becoming Athletic Director the following year. He taught there for 28 years and also coached football programs at Neelin High School (early 1970s), Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School (early 1980s), and Vincent Massey High School (early 1990s). He retired in 1995. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (2005) and the Manitoba Football Hall of Fame (2013). He died at Brandon on 5 March 1934 and was buried in the Brandon Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Brandon Sun, May 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 July 2017

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