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Memorable Manitobans: Edgar “Ed” Arnold (1947-2017)

Civil servant, municipal official.

Born at Luneburg, Germany on 30 January 1947, he came to Canada with his family in 1958 and settled at Winnipeg. After graduating from the Red River College in 1966, he worked as an architectural draftsman. He was appointed Manager of the Selkirk and District Planning Area Board in 1982, serving until 2003 when he became the Chief Administrative Officer for the Rural Municipality of West St. Paul. After retirement, in 2006 he was elected to the council for the Rural Municipality of Alexander and became its Reeve in 2010. He returned to Winnipeg in 2014 when he was appointed to the City of Winnipeg Board of Adjustment. He served on the Board of Directors for the Elmwood Curling Club. He died at Winnipeg on 8 March 2017.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 8 April 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 April 2017

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