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Memorable Manitobans: Albert Lionel “Ab” Richardson (1910-1982)

Educator, athlete.

Born on a farm in the RM of Hamiota on 9 November 1910, son of Thomas Richardson (?-?) and Rebecca Pangman (1881-1936), he was the Principal of Bradwardine School (1939-1941), Hartney School (1944-1947), Ardal School (1948-1949), Newdale School (1949-1952), Turriff School (1954-1955), Douglas School (1955-1961), and Elton Collegiate (1961-1975). Active in playing baseball for teams at McConnell, Bradwardine, and Hartney, he later became an umpire, serving several years as Umpire-in-Chief for the Manitoba Senior Baseball League (MSBL). He held Life Membership in the MSBL, was its President (1966, 1969-1970) and was inducted into its Honour Society (1971). He died at Brandon on 20 June 1982 and was buried in the Rosewood Memorial Gardens. In 1997, he was inducted posthumously into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

We thank Keith Maitland and Mark Moore for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 September 2021

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