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Memorable Manitobans: Marshall Armstrong (1945-2009)


Born Marshall David Collison at Winnipeg in 1945, son of journalist John W. Collison and Alison Bruce, his childhood was spent in several prairie towns including Morden and Winnipeg where he attended Churchill High School and Kelvin High School. During the 1960s, he sang in the group Ronnie and the Nomads. His radio career included stints at Altona, Thompson, Kenora, Toronto, Windsor, Detroit and at CJOB, CFRW, and CKY in Winnipeg. He was a police, crime, and consumer affairs reporter at CKY Television during the 1970s and 1980s. He later became Winnipeg’s first television ombudsman and nightly editorial commentator, and hosted a Sunday night current affairs talk show. He died at Winnipeg on 13 April 2009.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 April 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 November 2017

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