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Memorable Manitobans: Joseph Teres (1921-1976)

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Born in East Kildonan, his family moved to Transcona when he was 12. He was educated at the Transcona Central School, United College, and University of Manitoba. During his youth, he was active in baseball, being known as “Mr. Shortstop” of Manitoba. In 1948, he became a constable with the Transcona Police Department, rising through the ranks to become Chief of Police in 1960. During the Unicity amalgamation that resulted in the formation of the City of Winnipeg police force, he was selected as Superintendent of District 4 including Transcona, East Kildonan, North Kildonan, and Elmwood. One of the founders of the Transcona Kiwanis Senior Citizens Centre, he was a member of the Transcona Golf and Country Club, Sandy Hook Golf Club, Kiwanis (Past-President), Transcona Curling Association, Rod and Gun Club, and Transcona Memorial United Church. On 20 March 1976, he died of a heart attack at Winnipeg and was buried in the Transcona Cemetery. He is commemorated by Joseph Teres School.

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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Joseph Teres School (131 Sandford Fleming Road, Winnipeg)


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 March 1976, page 31.

“School name a tribute to Teres,” Winnipeg Free Press Weekly, Northeast Edition, 1 November 1987.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 13 September 2014

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