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Memorable Manitobans: Leo Priebe Barkman (1925-2015)

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Educator, civil servant.

Born on a Saskatchewan farm in 1925, he taught school in rural Manitoba for 13 years, including service as the Principal of Roseisle School (1953-1954), Westbourne School (1954-1955), and Basswood School (1960-1962). While at Roseisle, he married Alma McPherson and they subsequently had four children. Moving to Winnipeg, he worked for 25 years in the Streets and Traffic Division of the City of Winnipeg. He died at the Grace Hospital on 30 April 2015.

Sources:

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Second book for Carillon writer,” Steinbach Carillon, 7 January 1981, page 2.

“Carillon columnist sees third book off the press,” Steinbach Carillon, 25 May 1983, page 5A.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 May 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 May 2015

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