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Memorable Manitobans: Orest Stephen Roscoe (1932-2016)

Educator, engineer.

Born at Melrose, Alberta on 28 April 1932, son of Stephen Roscoe (1907-1993) and Mary Roscoe (c1906-1996), he attended the Central Normal School. His brief teaching career included tenure as the Principal of New Rosewell School (1951-1952) in North Kildonan before going on to earn a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He moved to Ontario and worked for four decades in satellite communications. On 27 June 1959, he married Evelyn Joen Bower at St. John’s Church in Richmond, Ontario and they had three children. He died at Nepean, Ontario on 6 May 2016.

Sources:

“Melrose boy given Edith Rogers bursary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 17 March 1951, page 16.

“University announces undergraduate award winners [Engineering, Architecture, and Interior Design scholarships],” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 June 1954, page 8.

Engagements [Bower, Roscoe], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 1959, page 15.

Obituary [Stephen Roscoe], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 December 1993, page 32.

Obituary, Ottawa Citizen, 11 May 2016.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 30 October 2016

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