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Memorable Manitobans: James “Jim” Cartlidge (1925-2016)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 5 July 1925, he quit school at the age of 15 and worked at the Manitoba Cold Storage plant. During the Second World War, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He later ran a refrigeration and air conditioning business that sold products nationally and internationally. He was a member of the St. Charles Country Club and served as President of the Rossmere Golf and Country Club, Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1979-1980), Horsemen’s Benevolent Protective Association, Manitoba Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Winnipeg Rotary Club, and Winnipeg Executives Association. He was Chairman of the Manitoba Racing Commission and the Winnipeg Economic Development Board. He created the Manitoba Marketing Network as a mentoring program for young business owners. He died at Winnipeg on 3 June 2016.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 11 June 2016.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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