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   Shoal Lake Crossroads (Newspaper) - July 18, 1995, Shoal Lake, Manitoba                                Former George Johnson passes away at summer cottage George Manitobas 20th lieutenantgovernor and a pillar of Progressive Conservative provincial cab inets in the died on July 8 at his cottage after a short He was In December Johnson was named Manitobas a post he held until March Although identified with Gimli because he practised medicine there and represented the area in the Manitoba Johnson was born in Winnipeg and attended school He often referred to himself as just an ordi nary Joe from the west Johnson married Doris Marjorie Blondal on The couple has five one of them Senator Janis Lottery nurnbers Lotto July 8 bonus July 8 bonus July 8 Lotto July 12 bonus 12 2831 12 JUL 19 tQQS Just passing thr Baltimore school teacher spends holidays on his bike July 13 49 Crossroads is published on a weekly basis by Nesbitt Publishing as a feature supplement to the Birtle Hamiota Rossburn and Shoal Lake Circulation Telephone 7592644 Fax 7592521 Nesbitt Publishing Box 160 Shoal Manitoba ROJ1ZO by ROXANN BARKER Staff Writer Summer is touring time for Canadians and Americans anxious to see the country and Dave of is no In this 33year old middleschool physical education teacher and avid has taken to the road with his touring bike on seven separate trips since his college On July Horn coasted into the Birdtail after abandon ing a plan to continue on the Yellowhead Route to due to the lack of shoulders and the intense number of semitrucks and large vehi cles on He to take the scenic through on to Miniota and then over to where he planned to camp before continuing on to south of Lake back into Canada and then down through before arriv ing back in Baltimore prior to August Dave Horn began this transconti nental tour on June 14 in aft er flying to that Washington city from his From he cycled to Vancouver then on through the Okanogan and on to Jasper and following the Yellowhead Route until he turned off to Birtle at the end of last According to who usually averages approximately 90 miles per tail winds on July 6 allowed him to travel 138 which had put him somewhat ahead of His routine includes camp ing each night at a provincial or state where safety is more checking his equipment and allowing sufficient breaks for rest and His touring road bike Dave made a stop in Birtle on his cross Canada trek required some repairs to the frame early in the trip but the tires did not even warrant replacement until the 2000 mile a fact Dave Horn attributes to the excellent condition of the highways on this After having travelled through 11 countries in Europe and all across Canada and the Dave Horn still enjoys the challenge and the opportunity to meet new friends each leg of the He estimates that he has ridden over miles in his cycling for pleasure and this decided to make the trip a fun draising mission for the American Heart Upon his return to he will make a formal donation to the after having received pledges and donations from many people interested in his pursuit of adventure and his dedication to this In the this focused and energetic young man plans to continue meeting new friends at each and enjoying every day and what it brings as it Traffic accident claims life of Strathclair man Gordan a long time lead er of the cooperative movement at the national and interna tional died in a traffic accident near his home at Strathclair on July Sinclair joined Strathclair Coop in 1953 and was elected to the board the following In he was elected to the board of Federated Cooperatives Limited FCL and continued as director for FCLs district W4 until the time of his He served as FCLs Winnipeg region vicepresident from 1964 to 1973 and as president from 1974 to Sinclair served on the board of The Cooperators insurance group from 1973 to 1991 and was president from 1978 to He served on the board of the Cooperative Superannuation Society from 1962 to 1977 and was presi dent from 1972 to His many other involvements included terms on the boards of directors of Interprovincial Cooperative Coop the Cooperative Union of Northland Canadian Cooperative Credit Society and Co operative Trust Company of In Francis Xavier University awarded Sinclair an honorary doctor of laws degree in recognition of his long involvement in the cooperative Sinclair was president of The Clan Sinclair Association of He also was active in the United the the Agriculture Institute of Flying and the local curling and skating His hobbies included old woodwork ing and especially of the Canadian In he was hon ored by the Canadian Owners and Pilots Association for his outstanding contribu tion to private Sinclair graduated from the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg with a BSA in winning the Lieutenant Governors Gold Medal for He began farming at Strathclair in He is survived by his wife Donalda Don sons John and Sams wife Jeanne and grandson   

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