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Memorable Manitobans: Gerry Howard (1939-2015)

Umpire.

Born at Neepawa on 11 September 1939, he lived at Kelwood, Portage la Prairie, Regina (Saskatchewan), and Edmonton (Alberta) before moving to Winnipeg. Known widely as a softball umpire, he was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1996), Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame, Canadian Softball Hall of Fame, and International Softball Congress Hall of Fame. He was Deputy Umpire in Chief at the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996. He coached hockey, football, and baseball and chaired the Manitoba Section of the Canadian Figure Skating Association. He died at the St. Boniface Hospital on 1 December 2015 and was buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 2015, page A32.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 December 2015

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