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Memorable Manitobans: Ted Ferens (1933-2008)

Labour leader.

Born in Winnipeg on 28 July 1933, he began a career as a pipefitter apprentice with the Canadian National Railway in 1953. After becoming a qualified journeyman he held various local and national union positions representing railway employees, and in 1974 he was elected President of the Canadian Association of Railroad Pipefitters. In 1980 he was appointed System Labour Relations Officer at CN headquarters in Montreal. Several years later he was appointed to the position of Manager, Labour Relations, which he held until retirement in 1989. Following retirement he returned to Winnipeg and purchased a Whiteshell cottage. He served several terms as President of the Whiteshell Cottagers Association. He died of cancer in Winnipeg on 13 July 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 16 July 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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