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Memorable Manitobans: Reginald Adrian Ebbeling (1929-2008)

Pharmacist, civil servant.

Born at Manson on 12 December 1929, son of Gustav and Elna Ebbeling, he attended Manson School and Brandon College. He obtained his pharmacy degree at University of Manitoba in 1953. After graduation, he worked at the Boyd Dispensary until 1956 when he started his own pharmacy in East Kildonan. In 1967, he opened a second pharmacy in Southdale. He returned to the University of Manitoba to earn his MBA in 1970.

In 1973, he joined the provincial civil service. He served as the Director of the Health Industry Development Initiative. Some of the projects he was involved in included: the Virology Lab, NRC Centre, Saint Boniface Research Centre, Rh Institute, Cangene, Biovail and Vita Health. He also served as a board member of the Rh Foundation. He retired in 1995 then worked part time with National Health until 2000. He was given an award in recognition of his outstanding volunteer service to the Red Cross.

He died at Winnipeg on 4 August 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 7 August 2008.

“Manitobans’ Legacy a Better Province”, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 January 2009, page B3.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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