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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.

Sources:

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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