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Memorable Manitobans: James Foubister (1924-2008)


Born at Winnipeg, he graduated from Gordon Bell High School, after which he joined the Navy and served in the Second World War. When he returned home he pursued a career in sales and spent 29 years with Johnson and Johnson, retiring in 1984. For over 60 years he played, coached or officiated, professional or amateur football. He was a Winnipeg Blue Bomber (1942 to 1949), a CFL official, a founding member of the Manitoba Football Officials Association and was inducted into the Winnipeg High School Football League Hall of Fame in 2008. He died on 30 December 2008.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2009.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2016

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