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Memorable Manitobans: Leonard William “Len” Fairchuk (1932-2004)

Artist.

Born at the St. Boniface Hospital on 2 June 1932, he was raised at Horod. He worked as an auto mechanic and later a commercial sign artist in Canada and the United States. He was best known as the host of the program “The Western Hour” on television between 1977 and 1996. He died at Winnipeg on 4 April 2004.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 10 April 2004.

We thank Christian Cassidy for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 August 2015

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