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Memorable Manitobans: Alfred Abram “Alf” Warkentin (1941-2019)

Flood forecaster.

Born on a farm near Grunthal on 25 July 1941, son of David Warkentin (1899-1966) and Margaretha Warkentin (1904-1970), he worked as a meteorologist in Winnipeg and Churchill and was a hydrometeorologist for the Manitoba government for 41 years, being actively involved during the 1997 “Flood of the Century.” He retired in 2010. In recognition of his community service, he received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal (2002). He died at Winnipeg on 14 June 2019.

Sources:

Obituary [David Warkentin], Winnipeg Free Press, 9 March 1966, page 38.

Obituary [Margaretha Warkentin], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 January 1970, page 32.

“Flood forecaster led province through many rough waters,” Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 2019, page A2.

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 22 June 2019.

Burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 22 June 2019

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