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Keith Marshall


Keith Marshall’s father, Douglas S. Marshall, was on the first board of the Rapeseed Association of Canada. That was 1967. Douglas was born in England and lost his parents at a young age. Keith says his dad might have come to Canada as a Barnardo Boy. The Barnardo charity in the U.K. sent thousands of orphaned boys to Canada as labourers from the 1860s to 1930s. Douglas trained to be a mechanic and ran a garage in Lenore, Manitoba. During World War II, his father-in-law invited him down to Ninga to manage the farm while his brother-in-law was overseas. When the brother-in-law came back, the two worked together for a year or so until Douglas bought the neighbouring farm in 1946. Keith says his mother lived on the same section of land for 90 of her 97 years. Read the whole story on canoladigest.ca.