Masterton, Bill b. August 13, 1938 d. January 15, 1968 Professional Hockey Player. He played for Team USA from 1966 to 1967, and the Minnesota North Stars from 1967 to 1968. On January 13, 1968, he received a head injury during a game with the Oakland Seals, and he died 48 hours later at the age of 30. That same year a trophy called the Bill Masterson Memorial Trophy was established by the Professional Hockey Writers' Association, in his memory. After his death, his #19 jersey was officially retired by the Minnesota North Stars. (Bio by: K) Green Acres Memorial Park Cemetery, Springfield, Beausejour Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
Mazur, Eddie b. July 26, 1929 d. July 3, 1995 Professional Hockey Player. A natibe of Winnipeg, Manitoba, he played for teams in the USHL, PCHL, NHL, AHL, WHL, and the QHL Hockey Leagues. At 6'02", and 186lbs, Mazur played the position of Left Wing for the Dallas Texans from 1948 to 1949, Victoria Cougars from 1949 to 1951, and 1952 to 1953, Montreal Canadiens from 1950 to 1955, Buffalo Bisons from 1951 to 1952, Montreal Royals from 1954 to 1955, Winnipeg Warriors from 1955 to 1956, Rochester Americans from 1956 to 1958, Chicago Blackhawks...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Vital Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Mosienko, Bill (William) b. November 2, 1921 d. July 9, 1994 Professional Hockey Player. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he played the position of Right Wing for teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), American Hockey League (AHL), American Hockey Association (AHA), and the Western Hockey League (WHL). Mosienko played for the Kansas City Americans from 1940 to 1941, 1941 to 1942, Providence Reds from 1940 to 1941, Chicago Blackhawks from 1941 to 1955, and Winnipeg Warriors from 1955 to 1959. He was also the NHL All-Star Second Team Right Wing from 1944 to...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Oberman, Sheldon 'Obie' b. May 20, 1949 d. March 26, 2004 Author. A native of Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada, the high school English teacher gained international fame for his children’s books, short stories, plays and children songs that he wrote. He authored twelve children’s books including “The Always Prayer Shawl” and “The Shaman’s Nephew”. He won awards in Canada, the United States, and Germany for his writings and was in worldwide demand as a storyteller and lecturer. (Bio by: Bigwoo) Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Prince, Tommy b. October 25, 1915 d. November 25, 1977 Canadian War Hero. Born of Aboriginal descent to Henry and Arabella Prince of the Brokenhead Ojibwa Nation in Scanterbury, Manitoba, Thomas 'Tommy' Prince was one of Canada's most decorated War heroes of both the Second World War and the Korean War. As a young boy growing up in Manitoba he attended the Elkhorn Residential School, and also became a superb marksman and tracker. After completing grade eight he took several jobs including one as a lumberjack. He later decided that military life was...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Provencher, Joseph-Norbert b. February 12, 1787 d. June 7, 1853 First Roman Catholic Bishop in the Canadian West. In 1822, he accepted the post of Bishop for the then-North West Territories. Provencher went to live at Red River, current-day Winnipeg, where he ministered to the Metis and other settlers and established schooling for the local children. Today in Winnipeg, there is a Provencher Bridge, a Provencher Blvd and a school named in honor of him.
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Reimer, David b. August 22, 1965 d. May 5, 2004 Medical Figure. Born as Bruce Reimer, one of twin boys to Janet and Ron Reimer, Bruce's penis was destroyed in a circumcision accident when he was 8 months old. His parents consulted Dr. John Money at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, who advised Bruce's parents to also have his testes removed and raise him as a girl. He was renamed Brenda and treated as female by his family from then on. Dr. Money theorizied that gender identity is largely the result of social learning, and believed that if Brenda...[Read More] (Bio by: Jennifer M.) Saint Vital Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Plot: Ash Blk 60941-0
Roblin, Dufferin 'Duff' b. June 17, 1917 d. May 30, 2010 Premier of Manitoba. The grandson of another Manitoba premier, Rodmond Roblin, "Duff" Roblin served as the 14th premier of Manitoba from 1958 to 1967. During that time he oversaw the construction of the Winnipeg Floodway, also known as "Duff's Ditch". Though he was criticized at the time for the initiative, it has since saved the city of Winnipeg from flooding numerous times, most notably in 1997. He later became a Canadian senator. (Bio by: JC) Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Slotin, Louis P. b. December 1, 1910 d. May 30, 1946 Scientist. He was a physicist and chemist who took a critical part in the atomic bomb creating "Manhattan Project" during World War II. Born in Winnipeg, Canada, he was the oldest of three children of refugees from Russia. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in 1931 and his Master of Science Degree two years later, from the University of Manitoba. In 1936, he received a Doctorate of Physical Chemistry from King's College of London University. In 1937, he accepted a job as a Research...[Read More] (Bio by: Ron Buchinski) Shaarey Zedek Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Steele, Sir. Samuel Benfield b. January 5, 1849 d. January 30, 1919 Canadian Army General. A native of Purbrook, Simcoe County, Ontario, he was one of Canada's earliest well known military and law enforcement figures. He became interested in the military and obtained a commission as an Ensign in the 35th Regiment of the Militia in 1866, later serving in the Fenian Raid in 1866, and the Red River expedition of 1870. In 1873 he became a troop-sergeant major in the North West Mounted Police, becoming the organizations first Superintendent in 1885. During the Boer...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Saint Johns Anglican Cathedral Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Vasey, Jane Elizabeth b. 1949 d. July 6, 1982 Blues Musician. An accomplished Canadian composer and pianist, she was a member of the musical group, 'Downchild Blues Band.' The group which formed in 1969 in Toronto, Ontario, and disbanded in 1978, also included Donnie Walsh, and Richard Walsh. The group recorded such songs as 'Flip Flop,' and 'Fly.' She passed away in 1982 from leukemia at the age of 32. (Bio by: K) Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winkler, Hal (Harold Lang) b. March 20, 1894 d. May 30, 1956 Professional Hockey Player. Born in Gretna, Manitoba, Hal Winkler moved to Winnipeg when he was 15 yrs. Winkler played goal with Winnipeg teams before turning pro with the Edmonton Eskimos (1922-24). He moved to the Calgary Tigers (1924-26) and made the National Hockey League when the WCHL player were purchased en masse by the eastern loop. Winkler guarded the goal in the New York Rangers 1926 debut. He recorded a 1-0 shutout over the Montreal Maroons. He was traded to the Boston Bruins later...[Read More] (Bio by: 1weasel) Elmwood Cemetery, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Winter, Kurt b. April 2, 1946 d. December 22, 1997 Musician. Born in Canada, he was best known as the guitarist for the rock band "The Guess Who". In May 1970, he joined the group playing guitar and co-writing the hit songs "Bus Rider", "Hand Me Down World", "Runnin' Back To Saskatoon", "Raindance" and "Albert Fisher". After leaving the group in June 1974, he had a successful mattress and bedding store business in Toronto, Canada until his death. (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Cause of death: Cancer Brookside Cemetery*, Winnipeg, Greater Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada *This location is unconfirmed or in dispute.