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Memorable Manitobans: Allan George Drysdale (1941-2016)

Archivist, municipal official.

Born at Neepawa on 15 June 1941, son of Wilfred and Doris Drysdale, he served in the Royal Canadian Engineers in southern Saskatchewan before returning to Neepawa to farm and raise his family. He operated a sheep farm and worked at the Co-op Farm Supplies. He was a bookkeeper for several businesses, was the manager of the National Grain elevator at Pope (1966-1968), and was a reporter for the Neepawa Banner. He served as a councillor for the Town of Neepawa and was the archivist for the Beautiful Plains Archives and curator for the Beautiful Plains Museum. He chaired the Manitoba Senior Games in 2014. In recognition of his community service, he received a Volunteer of the Year Award from Westman Tourism (2010). He died at Neepawa on 18 March 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Neepawa Banner, 1 April 2016.

We thank Helen Drysdale and Christy Henry for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 17 July 2016

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