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Memorable Manitobans: W. D. Jones (1934-2000)

Community activist.

Born at Toronto, a graduate of the Ontario Agricultural College, Jones was sent to help open the Campbell’s plant in Portage and worked in quality control and purchasing until the plant’s closure. He then become and first Executive Manager of the Manitoba Pulse Growers Association. In the community, Jones was involved in the Canadian Association for the Mentally Retarded at the local, provincial and national levels and was a founding Director of Portage ARC industries. He was also a member of the Portage Flying Club and Portage Rotary Club and a facilitator with the Community Justice Forum and a Director of the Portage and District Foundation. He was a long-time active member of Trinity United Church. He died at Portage la Prairie, Manitoba on 13 January 2000.


This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 22 January 2000, page 50.

Page revised: 14 October 2008

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