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Memorable Manitobans: Roy Gislason (1933-2003)

Curler, police officer.

Born at Belmont on 27 May 1933, he joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1957 and served in Saskatchewan and Manitoba until he retired at Brandon in 1982. He was a Manitoba Provincial School Boy Curling Champion in the early 1950s, a three-time Canadian Police Champion, twice represented Manitoba as a Provincial Masters Champion, and was made an Honorary Life Member of the Canadian Police Curling Association in 1992. He died at Winnipeg on 30 October 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 November 2003.

“They will never be forgotten” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, page A6.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 18 February 2017

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