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Memorable Manitobans: Percy Alan Beachell (1924-2015)

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Percy Alan Beachell
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Farmer, municipal official.

Born at Rosser in 1924, son of Percy Beachell and Stella Marion Briggs (1895-1951), he took over operation of the family farm when he was 17 years old, and continued until retirement in 2010. Active in municipal, provincial, and federal politics, he was Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Rosser (1978-2001), a Liberal candidate in the 1973 provincial election, a founding member of the Reform Party of Canada, and a Reform candidate in the 1988 federal election. He was President of the Union of Manitoba Municipalities (1983-1987), President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association (1991), and served on the boards of the Assessment Review Board of Manitoba and Portage Mutual Insurance. He died on 17 July 2015.

Sources:

“Rosser out of ‘Good Roads’,” Stonewall Argus / Teulon Times, 23 January 1991, page 21.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 18 July 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2020

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