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Memorable Manitobans: John H. Junson (1923-2019)

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John H. Junson
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Meteorologist.

Born at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on 8 December 1923, he grew up on the family farm at Oxbow, later moving to a farm near Melita. He began a career as a meteorologist in Yukon during the 1940s and spent 35 years working for Environment Canada as a forecaster, briefer, and climatologist. During the 1960s and 1970s, he wrote a weekly weather column for the Winnipeg Free Press. After retirement, he started his own company to provide weather pages for daily and weekly newspapers. On 11 August 1949, he married Noreen Robinson and they had two children. He was a long-time member of Sturgeon Creek United Church. He died at Winnipeg on 14 February 2019.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 February 2019.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 March 2019

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