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Memorable Manitobans: Victor Frederick Motts (1908-2000)

Sailor, postal official.

Born at Winnipeg on 16 September 1908, he joined the HMCS Chippawa as an ordinary seaman in 1927, serving continuously on various Canadian and British ships until called to active service in the war, fighting on ship and shore establishments. In 1942, Chief Motts became the Chief Yeoman of Signals and was discharged from the HMCS Chippawa to be awarded the British Empire medal by the Governor General of Canada. After his time in the navy, he worked for the post office money order department. He was also a member of the Winnipeg White Ensign Naval Club, Breakfast Club, St. James Knights of Columbus, the K of C Miles McDonnell Fourth Degree and the Post Officer Heritage Club.

He died at Winnipeg on 22 February 2000.


Winnipeg Free Press, Sunday, 27 February 2000, page 22.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 1 December 2008

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