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Memorable Manitobans: Norman Ross Donogh (1923-2014)

Journalist, civil servant.

Born at Winnipeg on 9 April 1923, second child of Rev. Wallace Donogh and Mabel Ida Ashworth (1893-1969), he served in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles during the Second World War, participating in the D-Day invasion and the liberation of Holland. Following his military discharge, he returned to Winnipeg and completed a BA degree. He worked successively as a teacher, newspaper reporter, and columnist for the Winnipeg Free Press.

In 1956, he joined the Manitoba Department of Industry and Commerce, and worked as Aide-de-Camp for Lieutenant Governor Pearl McGonigal. He retired in 1988. He was a member of the Winnipeg Press Club, Manitoba Community Newspapers Association (Life Member), and Granite Curling Club. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977) and Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002).

He died at Winnipeg on 11 August 2014 and was buried in the Thomson In the Park Cemetery.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 August 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 June 2018

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