William J. “Bill” Fraser

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William J. Fraser
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Educator, historian.

His career in education included 33 years teaching history, geography and English at Daniel McIntyre Collegiate in Winnipeg. He became an active member of the Manitoba Historical Society as a young teacher in the 1960s. He first served on the Executive as Treasurer in 1967. Bill has attended MHS Council meetings since that time. He remained on the Executive in various positions into the 1970s. Subsequently he edited the Manitoba Pageant from 1973 to 1979 and also chaired the Margaret McWilliams Medal Committee for several years. He rejoined the MHS executive in the mid-1980s and served as President from 1990 to 1992. He was editor of the MHS newsletter Keywords from 1994. From 1995 to 2003 he chaired the MHS Museums Management Committee which was responsible for Dalnavert Museum and Ross House Museum, and was an executive member providing liaison with the museums. He and his wife, Shirley, have three daughters and two grandchildren.

His articles for the Manitoba Historical Society:

A House with Many Memories 1902-1976
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 22, Number 1, Winter 1977

Bishop Grandin Remembered
Manitoba Pageant, Volume 24, Number 2, Winter 1979

Review: Ghost Towns of Manitoba: A Record of Pioneer Life by Helen Mulligan and Wanda Ryder
Manitoba History, Number 48, Autumn/Winter 2004-2005

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