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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick William “Fred” Taylor (1937-2014)

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Athlete, educator.

Born at Winnipeg on 22 October 1937, he played in the Winnipeg Senior A Mens Fastball League and was inducted twice into the Manitoba Softball Hall of Fame, in 2004 as a team member of the Kiewel Seals/Manitoba Clothing (1959-1964) and in 2014 as a pitcher in the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. He worked in the Winnipeg School Division, as a teacher, coach, Vice-Principal, and Principal of Gordon Bell High School (1982-1991) until retirement in 1991. During his summer vacations from teaching, he coached rural students in track and field, leading to establishment of a permanent training camp at the International Peace Gardens in 1962. He died on 15 November 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 November 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 29 November 2014

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