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Memorable Manitobans: David Ross Moir (1918-2003)

Botanist, university professor.

Born at Winnipeg on 25 September 1918, son of Andrew Moir (1871-1942) and Margaret Elizabeth Tingley (?-1968), he received BA and MA degrees in botany from the University of Manitoba and a PhD degree from the University of Minnesota based on a study of vegetation in the Hudson Bay region. He taught at the Itasca Biological Station and North Dakota State University before returning to Canada where he was Dean of Science (1967-1974) at Brandon University. He died at St. Paul, Minnesota on 24 May 2003.

Sources:

Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 27 May 2003.

Obituary, Pioneer Press, TwinCities.com, 27 May 2003.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 5 August 2021

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