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Memorable Manitobans: John Robert “Bob” Jefferson (1939-2013)

Educator, realtor.

Born at Selkirk, son of William R. Jefferson and Barbara Neave, his teaching career in the Lord Selkirk School Division started at Lockport School, and continued to William S. Patterson School, St. Andrews School, Happy Thought School (Vice-Principal), Walter Whyte School at Grand Marais (Principal), and Mapleton School (Principal), retiring from the latter in 1993. He then took a real estate course and worked for Interlake Real Estate until 1997 when he formed the Jefferson and Associates agency. He was a Director and Chairman of the Selkirk Marine Museum, and a member of the Kinsmen, Rotary Club, Ducks Unlimited, and Selkirk Foundation. He was presented with the Selkirk Citizen of the Year Award in 2001 and a Community Service Award from the Winnipeg Real Estate Board in 2002. He died at Chicago, Illinois on 25 December 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 January 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 February 2015

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