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Memorable Manitobans: Eugene Derksen (c1916-1994)

Publisher, printer.

Born at Nikolaifield, Russia around 1916, he and his family immigrated to Canada in 1923 and settled on a homestead at Herbert, Saskatchewan. They moved to Steinbach in 1936 where his father established a printing business. It printed a German-language newspaper, the Steinbach Post, but he recognized there was a market for an English-language paper so, in 1946, he founded the Steinbach Carillon News. In the mid-1960s, he acquired the Beausejour Beaver and, around 1970, the Morris-Emerson Journal. He was a member of the Steinbach town council and Steinbach Chamber of Commerce. He was a charter member of the Mennonite Heritage Village and established its print shop. He died at Steinbach on 16 July 1994 and was buried in the Steinbach Heritage Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 July 1994, page 32.

“Carillon founder, community builder dies peacefully at 78,” Steinbach Carillon, 20 July 1994, page 1.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 January 2014

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