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Memorable Manitobans: Barry Peill Strickland (1923-1968)

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

Born at Hamiota on 20 October 1923, son of Issac Peill Strickland (1891-1953) and Myrtle May Hanna (1898-1967), he was educated at Hamiota School. 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, and a member of the Hamiota Golf Club, Hamiota Curling Club, Canadian Legion B.E.S.L., and Hamiota Flying Farmers. He was first elected as a Progressive Conservative to the Manitoba Legislature at the 1958 general election. Re-elected in 1959 and 1962, he was defeated in 1966 by Earl Dawson. He died in 1968 and was buried in the Hamiota Cemetery.


The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1960.

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

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This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2018

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