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Memorable Manitobans: Walter Ernest Winters (1935-2010)

Fireman, musician.

Born at Winnipeg on 1 January 1935, son of Harry Winters and Edna Winters, he worked as a fireman for the Canadian Pacific Railway in the early 1950s prior to joining the City of Winnipeg Fire Department in 1956. He served there for 33 years, retiring as Senior Fire Prevention Officer in April 1989. He soon returned to the work force, with the Corps of Commissionaires, working there for 20 years. On 23 May 1959, he married his wife, Mattie, and had three children. He was a familiar individual within the Pipe band scene, playing for some 58 years in numerous active military, reserve, and civilian units and groups. A self-taught Morse Code and Ham radio operator, he also volunteered with the Winnipeg Humane Society and was recognized with a 125th Anniversary of Confederation Medal (1992) and the Navy League of Canada Award of Appreciation. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 12 May 2010.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 2010, page C18.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 20 October 2014

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