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Memorable Manitobans: Arthur Vincent “Art” Rampton (1920-2000)


Born in the Spruce Creek area of Manitoba around 1920, son of English immigrants Vernon Harry Rampton and Elizabeth Vincent, he began his farm after returning from five years’ service during the Second World War, during which he was mentioned in dispatches. He raised one of the top-producing Guernsey dairy herds in Canada, the produce of which he sold at the family’s Golden Guernsey Jug Store. He became involved with the Manitoba Milk Producers marketing board in 1975 and spent a decade as its Chairman. In 1986 he became Chairman of the Dairy Bureau of Canada. He was named Mr. Manitoba Farmer in 1970 and was added to the Roll of Honour of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. He was a Progressive Conservative candidate for the Dauphin constituency in the 1973 provincial general election. He and wife Nada Alice Wilkinson (1918-2000) had three sons and a daughter. He died at Dauphin on 19 September 2000.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 29 September 2000, page B9.

We thank Pat Allan for providing information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 11 January 2019

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