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Memorable Manitobans: Barry Peill Strickland (1923-1968)

Real estate and insurance agent, MLA (1958-1959), MLA (1959-1962), MLA (1963-1966).

Born at Hamiota on 20 October 1923, son of Peill Strickland and Myrtle M. Hanna, he was educated at Hamiota. On 4 October 1947, he married Irene R. Purdy, daughter of Harry P. Purdy of Shoal Lake. They had two children. He was a Director of the Hamiota Community Development Corporation, a Flying officer with the Royal Canadian Air Force during Second World War, a member of the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota Curling Club, Canadian Legion B.E.S.L., and Hamiota Flying Farmers. He was first elected to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1958 general election, re-elected in 1959 and 1962. Progressive Conservative. United Church.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1960.

Members of the Legislative Assembly (Deceased), Legislative Assembly of Manitoba.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 9 March 2016

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