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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Harvey Reid (?-2013)

Accountant, athlete.

Born at Winnipeg, in his youth he was active in baseball and basketball. In 1949, he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals but chose to finish his education at the University of Manitoba where he played basketball for the Manitoba Bisons and was a member of the team that went to the Canadian championship. Later, he pitched for the Carman Cardinals of the Man-Dak League and was inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005. Following university graduation, he became an accountant, rising to the position of Vice President with Towers Watson (formerly Towers, Perin, Forster and Crosby) where he served until his retirement in 1990. He became a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries in 1965. He died at Los Altos, California on 7 August 2013.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 24 August 2013.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 September 2013

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