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Memorable Manitobans: Martin Vertz (1904-1984)

Municipal official.

He served as Reeve of the Rural Municipality of South Cypress from 1953 to 1977. He was also President of the Manitoba Good Roads Association from 1976 to 1978. In recognition of his exemplary community service, he received a Centennial Medal from the Manitoba Historical Society in 1970. On 19 March 1976, he married Phyllis Smith. He died at Wawanesa on 30 October 1984 and was buried in the Glenboro Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 1 November 1984, page 78.

Obituary [Phyllis Smith Vertz], Brandon Sun, 6 June 1990, page 16.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 16 October 2012

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