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Memorable Manitobans: Ernie Elmer Boushy (1933-2020)

Athlete.

Born at Gilbert Plains on 14 November 1933, his childhood was spent at Dauphin where he learned to curl and play baseball. He played the latter sport with the Dauphin Redbirds and Carman Cardinals, and later in the Appalachian League and Piedmont League in the United States. As a curler, he skipped to four consecutive Manitoba Mixed Curling championships, winning the inaugural Canadian Mixed Curling Championship (1964) and again in 1966. He skipped his team to a silver medal at the first Canada Winter Games in Quebec City (1967). In recognition of his sporting prowess, he was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame (2000), Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame (1990), and Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1994). He worked in the oil business, first at Eriksdale and later at Winnipeg and Calgary (Alberta), with retirement occurring in 1989. He died at Calgary on 25 May 2020.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 May 2020.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 30 May 2020

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