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Memorable Manitobans: Raymond Charles William “Moosie” Turnbull (1939-2017)

Curler, broadcaster.

Born at Huntsville, Ontario on 19 July 1939, son of Raymond Turnbull and Evelyn Collister, in 1950 the family moved to Winnipeg where he attended General Steele School, Viscount Alexander School, River Heights School, and Kelvin High School. He played on local football teams and once tried out for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. In 1966, he established an insurance company, Ray Turnbull Limited which, in 1983, became Turnbull/ Whitaker Insurance, located in River Heights.

An active curler, in 1965 he played lead for Terry Braunstein and helped to win the Canadian Curling Championship. The team also placed second in the World Curling Championship. He developed innovative teaching techniques and was among the first to offer formal curling instruction for players and coaches. From 1985 to 2010, he was part of TSN's curling broadcast team. He was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame (2009) and World Curling Hall of Fame (2015).

He died at Winnipeg on 6 October 2017.


“Lives lived to the fullest, prominent Manitobans who died in 2017” by Kevin Rollason, Winnipeg Free Press, 13 January 2018.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 October 2017.

Obituary, CBC Sports.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 9 January 2021

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