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Memorable Manitobans: George Ylonen (1931-2014)

Farmer, municipal official.

Born on 30 January 1931, son of Finnish immigrants Aili and Emil Ylonen, he farmed on land homesteaded by his grandfather in 1908. He served as a municipal counselor and Reeve of the Rural Municipality of Lac du Bonnet, and a board member for the library, sports arena, and health clinic. He founded the Concerned Citizens of Manitoba, a group challenging the disposal of nuclear waste in the Canadian Shield. He died on 16 August 2014.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 23 August 2014.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 November 2014

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