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Memorable Manitobans: Morris “Moe” Cartman (1930-2005)

Sports columnist.

Born at Portage la Prairie on 30 October 1930, he began a career at Vopni Press as a carrier for the Daily Graphic newspaper and worked his way up to operating the Linotype machine. After a number of years, he became Head of Production, and then took on the job of Sports Editor after complaining he could do a better job. Although he resigned from that post in 1992, he continued to keep Portagers informed about sports through his column “Moe’s Mumblings” which ran in the Shopper News.

In 1956, he married Lorraine Johnson and they went on to have three children. A strong supporter of the Portage Terriers hockey team, he also participated in curling and baseball in his younger years, and enjoyed golf and fishing later in life.

He died at Portage la Prairie on 13 March 2005 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery. He was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 March 2005.

“Graphic has weathered many storms,” Graphic Leader, 21 March 2015.

This page was prepared by Lois Braun.

Page revised: 3 September 2021

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