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Memorable Manitobans: James Clarke “Jim” McCutcheon (1935-2015)

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Seed grower, community activist.

Born at Homewood on 1 May 1935, one of six children born to Mildred and Lyle McCutcheon, he attended Homewood School, Carman High School, and the University of Manitoba (Diploma in Agriculture, 1955). After receiving a commercial pilot’s license, he flew a bush plane for Lamb Airways based at The Pas. He married in 1959 then established a certified seed farm on the land homesteaded by his grandfather, Robert McCutcheon. He served on the Board of the Homewood Co-op and Dufferin Credit Union, and was a member of the Funding Committee for the Carman Active Living Centre. In 2002, he was inducted in the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame in recognition of his contribution to the development of zero-tillage agriculture in Manitoba. He died at Carman on 12 February 2015.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 March 2015.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 March 2015

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