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Memorable Manitobans: Keith Beard (c1927-2009)


Born at Cinderford, England, he immigrated to Canada with his wife Irene and daughters in 1957. He worked in the Winnipeg School Division as a teacher, in Special Ed, Vice Principal of Hugh John Macdonald School (1976-1977), and Principal of Fort Rouge School. His other passions were sports, actively as a young man, as spectator of many and officiating track and field for over 50 years at many major events and for this he was honoured with a place in Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. He died at Winnipeg on 27 March 2009.


“School group takes classes to Peace Garden,” Winnipeg Free Press, 24 February 1977, page 11.

“All present,” Winnipeg Free Press, 29 June 1989, page 4.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 April 2009.

“The ’90 honour roll,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2010, page H4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2015

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