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Memorable Manitobans: Rodney Harvey “Rod” Demoline (1938-2003)

Municipal official.

Born at Swan River, Manitoba on 13 April 1938, he came to Winnipeg after high school graduation and worked for Manitoba Hydro for four years. In 1960, he then took a job with MTS and was posted at Beausejour, Lac du Bonnet, and Portage la Prairie before returning to Lac du Bonnet where he retired in 1994.

He was Past President of the Lac du Bonnet Curling Club and Portage Curling Club, Past President of the Lac du Bonnet Lions Club, and the Eastern Region Telephone Pioneers, and Vice-President of the Lac du Bonnet Community Centre. He served two terms as a town councillor then, in 2002, was elected Mayor of Lac du Bonnet, serving until his death.

He died at Pinawa, Manitoba on 6 June 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 June 2003.

“They will never be forgotten”, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 September 2011

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