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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.

Sources:

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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