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Memorable Manitobans: James Allan “Jim” Duncan (1924-2013)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on the family farm in the RM of North Norfolk on 24 July 1925, he enlisted in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1944. After his military discharge, he operated a mixed farm and worked as a cattle buyer. He served on the council for the Rural Municipality of North Norfolk and was Reeve from 1970 to 1980, serving as local contact to the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was a member of the board for the Austin Credit Union, Brown Swiss Association, Portage Consumers Co-op, and the Manitoba Debt Review Board. He died at Brandon on 25 May 2013 and was buried in the Austin Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 June 2013.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 8 June 2019

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