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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth Michael Bessey (1958-2003)

Civil servant.

Born on 4 December 1958 to Ken and Murdean Bessey, he grew up at Thorol, Ontario. He received a BA degree from Brock University, an MA degree from the University of Manitoba, and a PhD in Economics and Urban Planning from Harvard University. He was employed by the Government of Manitoba in various roles, including Director of Policy Secretariat, Secretary of the Treasury Board, Cabinet Secretary for Economic Development, Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Innovation and Technology Council and, at his passing, Vice President of Corporate Development and Operations at the Crocus Investment Fund. He died at Winnipeg on 18 May 2003.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 May 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 29 January 2017

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