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Memorable Manitobans: Peter Piper (1931-2002)


Born at Rife, Alberta on 1 November 1931, brother of Cornel Piper, his family moved to Toronto, Winnipeg and back to Alberta during his early youth. He eventually returned to Winnipeg where he worked as an electrician at Maple Leaf Flour Mills, Dominion Bridge, and Transport Canada (Winnipeg Airport). He was involved in several amateur and professional sports teams and associations throughout the years including the Winnipeg Monarchs, St. James Rams, St. James Rods, St. James Raiders, St. Vital Bulldogs, Norwood-St. Boniface Legionnaires, Winnipeg Junior Jets, Winnipeg Goldeyes (1970s), and St. Boniface Mohawks. In the 1950s, he was two-time Manitoba amateur heavyweight boxing champion. He taught Sunday school for over 43 years. He died on 11 April 2002 and was buried in the Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 19 April 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 23 September 2018

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