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Find A Grave - Portage la Prairie Census Division
Bend, John Linthwaite 'Lin' b. December 20, 1922 d. April 6, 1978 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, played the position of Center for the New York Rangers from 1942 to 1943. He retired from playing hockey in 1951. After his retirement he owned a farm, was active in minor hockey, and then worked as an investigative assistant to the ombudsman of Manitoba. In the 1960s Bend moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, but came back always to Poplar Point, Manitoba. He died in Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 55. (Bio by: K) Saint Anne's Anglican Church Cemetery, Poplar Point, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
Blight, Richard Derek 'Rick' b. October 17, 1955 d. April 3, 2005 Professional Hockey Player. A native of Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, he played Right Wing in the National Hockey League. He was selected by the Michigan Stags round 2 #19 overall 1974 WHA Amateur Draft and the Vancouver Canucks round 1 #10 overall 1975 NHL Amateur Draft. He played for the Canucks from 1975 to 1981, and the Los Angeles Kings from 1982 to 1983. He retired from playing hockey in 1983 and began a career as a stockbroker and marketing consultant, as well as managing his family farm...[Read More] (Bio by: K) Oakville Cemetery, Oakville, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada
Dodd, Robert Fulton b. December 31, 1844 d. September 14, 1903 Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Galt, Ontario, Canada, he entered the Union Army on May 4, 1862, enlisting in the "Stanton Guards", an independent company of Michigan infantry raised to guard three political prisoners at Mackinac Island. He served in this duty until he was mustered on September 25, 1862m then re-enlisted in the Army on February 25, 1863. Mustered in as a Private in Company E, 27th Michigan Volunteer Infantry, he would then go on to be awarded the CMOH...[Read More] (Bio by: Russ Dodge) Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada Plot: Section 228, Plot 18, Grave 2
Hextall, Bryan b. July 31, 1913 d. July 25, 1984 Professional Hall of Fame Hockey Player. He played right wing position for such teams as the Vancouver Lions (1934-1936), Philadelphia Ramblers (1936-1937), New York Rangers (1936-1937, 1937-1944, and 1945-1948), St. Catharines Saints (1944-1945), Cleveland Barons (1948-1949), and Washington Lions (1948-1949). He was the father of hockey players, Bryan Hextall Jr. and Dennis Hextall, and grandfather of Ron Hextall. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1969. Hillside Cemetery, Portage la Prairie, Portage la Prairie Census Division, Manitoba, Canada