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Memorable Manitobans: Robert Bryan Macdonald (1937-1988)

Athlete, civil servant, community activist.

Born in Winnipeg on 26 October 1937, he attended North Dakota State University in Fargo before graduating in 1960 and playing professional football for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers before being traded to the Saskatchewan Rough Riders, playing for them between 1961 and 1962. From 1961 to 1967, he also taught in the Regina school system before coming to Winnipeg to work for the federal government in Manpower and Immigration, before working for Dree and Drie as Manager of Tourism and Federal Development for Manitoba. At the time of his death, he was Corporate and Public Affairs Manager for the Forks Renewal Corporation in Winnipeg. In addition to his official duties, he was active in several community causes. He died at Kenora, Ontario on 12 May 1988.

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Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 15 May 1988, page 23.

This page was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 8 December 2018

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