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Memorable Manitobans: Oscar Emanuel Magnuson (1923-2009)

Carpenter.

Born at Riverland, Manitoba on 17 January 1923, he joined the Canadian Army in 1943, and fought on the front lines with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, surviving the D-Day invasion, but was taken prisoner by the Germans on 15 October 1944. He spent the rest of the war in German POW camps, enduring a thirty-day march across Germany before being freed in 1945. He worked after the war as a carpenter, and was also an avid volunteer, being very active in the Lac du Bonnet Pioneer Club and enjoying a variety of activities there. He was an active member of the Lac du Bonnet Legion and played accordion with the Pioneer Kitchen band, and were active members of the Lutheran Church in Riverland and then in Lac du Bonnet.

He died at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba on 9 January 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2009.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 12 March 2009

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