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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Stanley “Ab” Foreman (1906-2002)

Singer.

Born at London, England on 1 November 1906, he came to Winnipeg as a baby and grew up in St. James. He was written up in Ripley’s Believe It Or Not because of his ability as a one-legged goal keeper. He loved singing and during the Second World War he entertained troops as a singer in the “Gloom Chasers.” He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Male Chorus and often travelled with the chorus to its “Big Sing” in Saskatchewan, northwestern Ontario, and the mid-western United States. He was awarded an honorary life membership in recognition of meritorious service from 1960 to 1994. He also received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal (1977). He was a founding member of the Winnipeg Ostomy Association. He worked for the Manitoba Liquor Commission from 1939 until his retirement in 1980. He died 1 November 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 December 2002.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, page A8.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 18 October 2021

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