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Memorable Manitobans: Donald Rae “Don” Wittman (1936-2008)

Broadcaster.

Born at Herbert, Saskatchewan on 9 October 1936, son of George and Edith Wittman, he moved to Winnipeg in 1961 to continue his broadcasting career, starting a long-standing relationship with CBC, becoming the voice of Canadian sport. He covered 18 summer and winter Olympics games and served on an athletic committee of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame (1997). He married his wife Judy in 1966. They had three children. He died at Winnipeg on 19 January 2008.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 20 January 2008.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 6 August 2021

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