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Memorable Manitobans: Lorne Frederick John Hehn (1936-2015)

Farmer, grain company executive.

Born at Markinch, Saskatchewan in 1936, son of Fred and Bertha Hehn, he studied Agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan then returned to operate the family farm. He became involved in farm policy in 1967, and served on the Board of Directors for United Grain Growers (UGG) (1970-1981). He was elected President of UGG in 1981 and moved to Winnipeg, stepping down from the position in 1990 to serve as Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Wheat Board (1990-1998). He also served on the Executive Board of the Royal Bank of Canada and Saskatchewan Potash Corporation. He died at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on 16 September 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 September 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 July 2019

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