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Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth John “Ken” Epp (1955-2014)

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Music educator, community activist.

Born in Ontario on 26 June 1955, his family moved to British Columbia before coming to Manitoba in 1964. He graduated from the Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI, 1973) and the University of Winnipeg (1977). He created and taught a band program at MBCI then, in 1986, became Executive Director of the Manitoba Band Association, holding the position until his death. He was a member of River East Mennonite Brethren Church and Winnipeg Model Railroad Club, was a high school and university basketball referee, and was Chief Umpire and Convener for the Christian Men’s Slo-Pitch League. He died at Winnipeg on 14 October 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 October 2014.

“Loved ones gather to celebrate life of music educator,” Winnipeg Free Press, 20 October 2014, page B4.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 November 2014

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