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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.


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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