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Memorable Manitobans: Duncan Franklin “Dunc” Rousseau (1945-2017)

Hockey player.

Born at Bissett on 10 February 1945, son of Lillie Mae Brown (1910-2014) and Bill Rousseau, he left home as a teenager to pursue a career in professional hockey. He played for the Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL), Central Professional Hockey League (CPHL), International Hockey League (IHL), American Hockey League (AHL) and for two years with the Winnipeg Jets in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Upon retirement from pro hockey, he worked for 23 years with Molson Breweries, Reimer Trucking, and Unique Construction. In 1965, he married Georgina Miriam McDougall (1943-2010). He died at Winnipeg on 18 October 2017.


Obituary [Georgina Miriam McDougall Rousseau], Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2010.

Obituary [Lillie Mae Brown Rousseau], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 December 2014.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 21 October 2017.

This page was prepared by Melanie Geraghty and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 January 2021

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