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Memorable Manitobans: Leslie Milton “Les” Osland (1921-1993)

MLA (1973-1977).

Born at Portage la Prairie on 4 April 1921, son of Walter Herman Osland (1888-1947) and Leah Maude Jackson (1896-1971), he married Doreen Lenore Osland (?-2008) and they had two sons and four daughters. He was elected as a New Democrat to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1973 general election, representing the Churchill constituency. He did not seek re-election in 1977, the same year that he received a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal. He died at Spruce Grove, Alberta, of emphysema, on 2 March 1993.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 March 1993, page 41.

Obituary [Doreen Lenore Osland], Winnipeg Free Press, 10 May 2008.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Oliver Bernuetz (Legislative Library of Manitoba) for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 April 2022

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