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Memorable Manitobans: John Emil Trager (1927-2014)

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Bowler.

Born on 12 May 1927, his working life was as a typesetter at Wallingford Press. An enthusiastic bowler, he was Secretary of the St. Joseph’s Mens League (1951-1988), President of the Winnipeg City Senior Ten Pin League (1957-1959), President of the Winnipeg Bowling Association (1961-1963), Secretary-Treasurer of the Manitoba Provincial Ten Pin Bowling Association (1964-1995), founding member of the Canadian Ten Pin Federation (1964), founding member of the Manitoba Provincial Ten Pin Bowling Association (1964), founding member of the Manitoba Bowling Federation (1970), founding member of the Manitoba Ten Pin Federation (1972), President of the Canadian Ten Pin Bowling Federation (1985-1992), founding member of the Manitoba Bowling Council (1987), and founding member of the Bowling Hall of Fame of Manitoba (1988). He was inducted into the Canadian Ten Pin Federation Hall of Fame (1995) and the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (1995). He died at Winnipeg on 9 November 2014.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 14 November 2014.

We thank Frances Kasper for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 2 December 2014

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