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Memorable Manitobans: Warren H. Rusk (1924-1990)

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Warren H. Rusk
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Merchant, municipal official.

Born at Maryfield, Saskatchewan on 20 December 1924, son of Sid and Grace Rusk, he was educated locally. In 1941, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force, serving 5½ years, including 3½ years as a Flight Engineer in England. Following the war, he returned to Maryfield where he operated his family’s general store until 1965. He then sold insurance at Portage la Prairie until 1976 when he joined the Union of Manitoba Municipalities as its Secretary-Treasurer, serving until 1989. He died of cancer at Portage la Prairie on 4 May 1990 and was buried in the Hillside Cemetery.

Sources:

“Union of Man. Municipalities has new secretary-treasurer,” MacGregor Herald, 27 October 1976, page 3.

Obituary, Brandon Sun, 7 May 1990, page 18.

“Warren Rusk,” Keystone Municipal News, June 1990, page 2. [Association of Manitoba Municipalities]

Post Offices and Postmasters, Library and Archives Canada.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 14 October 2015

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