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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie Wilfred Knight (1923-2016)

Physician, farmer, municipal official.

Born at Regina, Saskatchewan on 23 April 1923, son of Edith and Les Knight, he moved with his family to Souris in 1925. After graduating with a medical degree from the Manitoba Medical School, he returned to Souris and practiced medicine for 53 years. He was active in building of the Souris Medical Centre. He also operated a livestock feed lot and grain farm. He served as Chairman of the Souris Valley School Division and Mayor of Souris (1966-1969, 1976-1978). He died at Souris on 5 July 2016.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 July 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 July 2016

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