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Memorable Manitobans: Ronald Vernon Houghton (?-2002)

Civil engineer.

Born at Selkirk, son of Alan and Emily Houghton, he served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force while attaining his degree in civil engineering at the University of Manitoba. He worked for the City of Winnipeg and was the founding President of the Winnipeg Association of Public Service Officers (WASPO). He also contributed to a book on the history of civil engineering in Canada and wrote the plan to retrofit North American cities for public building access for the physically challenged for the American Public Works Association (APWA). He died at Selkirk. His funeral was held 27 February 2002 and interment was at Glen Eden Memorial Garden.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 25 February 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: 10 December 2016

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