Memorable Manitobans: Elmer John Greenslade (1916-1992)
Cattle breeder, municipal official.
Born at Portage la Prairie on 16 November 1916, son of Charles Greenslade (1886-1967) and Ethel Goodale (1893-1966), he farmed near Portage and bred Aberdeen Angus cattle. Active in the community, he was a 4-H Club leader for 12 years, trustee and Secretary-Treasurer for the Nairn School District (17 years), Secretary-Manager of the Portage la Prairie Industrial Exhibition, President of the Manitoba Aberdeen Angus Association, and a director of the Manitoba Cattle Breeders' Association. He was the Mayor of Portage la Prairie (1980-1986) and President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities (1982-1983). He was named Mr. Manitoba Farmer (1966) at the Red River Exhibition. He died at Portage la Prairie on 14 May 1992 and was buried in the Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Marriage registration [Charles Greenslade, Ethel Goodale], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“Portage man named 1996 Mr. Farmer,” Winnipeg Free Press, 21 June 1966.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 May 1992, page 45.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 2 December 2022