Memorable Manitobans: Kenneth James Pearn (1947-2013)
Educator, community activist.
Born in Winnipeg, son of James Pearn and Evelyn Cornwall, he was educated at Silver Heights Collegiate and the University of Manitoba. After a stint at teaching, he entered the construction contracting business. He served as President of the Winnipeg Construction Association (1998) and Manitoba Post Polio Association for several years. He was a founder of the Sturgeon Creek Rowdies RFC and was inducted into the Manitoba Rugby Hall of Fame in 2011. He died tragically on 6 August 2013.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 12 August 2013.
Obituary [James Urban Pearn], Winnipeg Free Press, 18 November 2014.
We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 18 November 2014
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