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CHARLES LEMINGTON (LEM) SHUTTLEWORTH

Born: Sep 28, 1910

Date of Passing: Apr 13, 2006

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CHARLES LEMINGTON (LEM) SHUTTLEWORTH Charles Lemington Lem Shuttleworth passed away at the Minnedosa Personal Care Home with his family at his bedside on April 13, 2006 at 95 years of age. Lem was born on September 28, 1910 on the farm homesteaded by his great-grandfather. He was tireless in his contributions to agriculture and public service throughout his lifetime from the time he joined his father in the farming operation to his very active retirement when he spent many happy hours working with other devoted volunteers at the Minnedosa Heritage Museum. Lem started his career as Reeve of the RM of Odanah. In 1949 he was elected to the provincial legislature serving as a cabinet minister until 1959 for Agriculture and Public Utilities in the government of Premier Douglas Campbell. In 1965, he was appointed as a member of the Canadian Board of Grain Commissioners. A major accomplishment of this tenure was the leadership he provided in chairing a committee conducting a complete revision of the Canadian Grains Act. In 1972, Lem was appointed as the first chairman of the Board of the Canadian International Grains Institute. In 1977, he retired and returned to his hometown of Minnedosa to spend time on the farm that he loved so much. In 1982, Lem was presented with a Certificate of Merit from the University of Manitoba for his contribution in the field of agriculture. In 1996, he was inducted as a member of the Manitoba Agricultural Hall of Fame. In addition to volunteering at the Heritage Museum, Lem was an active member of the Prince of Wales Masonic Lodge, the Rotary Club of Minnedosa, and the Minnedosa United Church. In the spring of 2000, Lem suffered a stroke and found that his ability to participate in community affairs was suddenly taken away from him. His keen mind was still there to make a valuable contribution as a mentor and historian for family and community members. Lem was predeceased by his parents Norman and Sarah, his brother Leslie and three sisters; Gertrude, Flossie, and Arlene. He was also predeceased by his first wife Charlotte (Sedgwick) and his third wife Mae Johnson. Lem is survived by his daughter Elaine (Jake) Dornn of Neepawa, MB, son David of Kitwanga, BC; four grandsons, Louis, William, Philip, and Ryan; one granddaughter Gwendolynne; and two great-grandsons William and Michael; his two brothers, Bert (Vera) of Brandon, MB and Don (Helen) of Mississauga, ON. This is a time of great loss for family and friends but also a time to celebrate the life and contributions of a special person. The funeral service for Lem will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at St. Alphonsus Roman Catholic Church, Minnedosa, MB at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Shawn Ankenmann will officiate. Interment will follow at the Minnedosa Cemetery. Donations in memory of Lem may be made to the Minnedosa United Church Rebuilding Fund, Minnedosa, MB. Condolences may be forwarded to minnfs@mts.net. Minnedosa Funeral Service of Minnedosa in care of arrangements, 867-3868.

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Apr 17, 2006

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • The name Lem Shuttleworth, was spoken often in our home as we listened to our late father speak of the proceedings in the Manitoba legislative assembly. Lem was one of his trusted colleagues who served the people of Manitoba diligently throughout his career. The people of our province were fortunate to have had such a dedicated public servant. My siblings join me as we send our condolences. - Posted by: Dilly Burns , nee Campbell (Family) on: Apr 18, 2006

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