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Memorable Manitobans: Frederick Clifford Woods “Cliff” Turner (1938-2003)

Electrician, municipal official.

Born at Douglas, Isle of Man on 13 June 1938, he emigrated to Canada at the age of 16 and worked briefly in Brandon, Winnipeg, and Thompson before joining Manitoba Hydro in 1964. He moved to Gillam in June 1970 where he worked as an electrician at the Radisson and Henday converter stations. He was active in municipal politics as a councillor and Mayor of Gillam. He was also a founding member of Gillam Cable Television. In 1996, he retired to Carman where he operated a small business. He died there on 6 February 2003.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 9 February 2003.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2003, pages A6-7.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 10 September 2017

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