He received a BA Honours degree from the University of Manitoba and taught English in the Hanover School Division prior to retirement. For over 20 years, he has helped to document the Mennonite heritage of southeastern Manitoba. He has edited and written numerous reports and articles on Mennonite history, including the 2015 book Historical Atlas of the East Reserve, in collaboration with Glen R. Klassen. He has compiled an inventory of early aerial photographs of the region, was active in the restoration of the Chortitz Heritage Church, and has catalogued historic sites for the Rural Municipality of Hanover. He is a member of the EastMenn Historical Society, Hanover Steinbach Historical Society, Manitoba Mennonite Historical Society, and Manitoba Historical Society. In 2014, in recognition of his historical work, he received the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for Historical Preservation and Promotion.
His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:
Letter to the Editor
Manitoba History, Number 76, Fall 2014
Book Review: Gordon Goldsborough, More Abandoned Manitoba: Rivers, Rails, and Ruins
Manitoba History, Number 89, Spring 2019
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