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Memorable Manitobans: Richard Joseph “Rick” Plaisier (1948-2017)

Educator, municipal official.

Born on 1 August 1948, he taught at Rossburn Collegiate (1969-1971) and was the Principal of Virden Junior High School (1979-2000). He served as Mayor of Rossburn (1978), Mayor of Virden (1987-1989) and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Sifton (2011-2017). In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (2012). He died at Virden on 8 February 2017 and was buried in the Virden Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, G. R. Carscadden Funeral Chapel.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 February 2017.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 February 2017

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