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Memorable Manitobans: Allen Richard Kear (1929-2017)


Born at Kingston, Ontario in 1929, son of Major William G. Kear and Isabel Kear, at an early age he moved to Winnipeg with his family. He graduated from the Royal Military College (1953) and received BA (1954) and MA (1966) degrees from Queen’s University. He studied at Laval University before returning to Winnipeg in 1969 with his wife Céline Marie Power Kear. He taught at the University of Manitoba until retirement. Active in the province’s historical community, he was a founding board member of the Boundary Commission North West Mounted Police Trail Association, and later its Treasurer, and was Secretary of the Manitoba Historical Society (1976-1979). He died at Winnipeg on 15 December 2017.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

Honorary Secretary’s Report
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 33, 1976-1977 Season

Honorary Secretary’s Report
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 34, 1977-1978 Season

Honorary Secretary’s Report
MHS Transactions, Series 3, Number 35, 1978-1979 Season

Review: Jim Wallace, A Double Duty: The Decisive First Decade of the North West Mounted Police
Manitoba History, Number 38, Autumn/Winter 1999-2000


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 December 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 December 2017

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