Anthony D. “Tony” Doerksen

Cleric, author.

He attended the Bethel Bible Institute in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where he met his future wife. On 3 October 1959, he married Louise Griggs (1936-2018) at Oak Lake and they had three children, including Charlotte Mae Doerksen (1964-1992, wife of Joseph Coyston). He ministered in rural Manitoba before moving to Winnipeg, where he produced television programs for CKY and wrote the book The Saga of Turtle Mountain Coal (1971) based on an essay that, in 1970, had received a Margaret McWilliams award from the Manitoba Historical Society.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

The Great Grain Blockade 1887-88
Manitoba Pageant, Winter 1974, Volume 19, Number 2

Dominion Day Brawl on the White Horse Plains
Manitoba Pageant, Autumn 1974, Volume 20, Number 1

The History of Thanksgiving
Manitoba Pageant, Autumn 1975, Volume 21, Number 1

The Brandon Wheat Kings - 1887 Vintage
Manitoba Pageant, Autumn 1976, Volume 22, Number 1


“Engagements,” Winnipeg Free Press, 4 September 1959, page 20.

Obituary [Charlotte Mae Coyston], Winnipeg Free Press, 26 September 1992, page 91.

Obituary [Louise Doerksen], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 April 2018.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 15 May 2023