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Memorable Manitobans: Barry Peill Strickland (1923-1968)

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Barry Peill Strickland
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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.

Sources:

The Canadian Parliamentary Guide, 1960.

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

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 April 2018

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