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Memorable Manitobans: Harold Unger (1925-2009)

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Harold Unger
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Jeweler, municipal official.

Born at Steinbach on 31 August 1925, he co-owned Unger Barber Jewellers with his father, and later with his wife Betty, and a hobby farm where he raised Belgian horses. As a member of the Southeast Draft Horse Association, he participated in parades and trail rides. He served as a Steinbach town councillor for 31 years, and President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities from 1981 to 1982. He acted as coach/manager for the Steinbach Huskies hockey team in the 1950s and ‘60s, was a member of Hanover Agricultural Society, and a founding member of the Heritage Village Museum and Steam Club. He died at Steinbach on 3 May 2009.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 6 May 2009.

“The ’09 honour roll,” Winnipeg Free Press, 2 January 2010, page H4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 1 April 2016

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