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Memorable Manitobans: John Ateah (1913-2002)

Rancher, municipal official.

Born at Victoria Beach on 15 July 1913, son of Lebanese immigrants, he was raised and lived his entire life there. His was one of the original families that had settled at Victoria Beach. During the Second World War, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force, after which he ran a mink ranch.

He was instrumental in the development of the Manitoba Freshwater Fish Marketing Board and was its Chair for many years. Following completion of Highway 59 to Victoria Beach, he established the Victoria Beach Parking Lot to maintain the idyllic setting without traffic in the cottage area. For 42 years he served as a Councillor for the Rural Municipality of Victoria Beach. He developed cottage areas at Victoria Beach and Traverse Bay and was known for his fieldstone fireplaces.

He died at Winnipeg on 17 July 2002 and was buried in Victoria Beach Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 July 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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