Memorable Manitobans: Harvey Alfred “Honey” Cochlan (?-1967)
In his youth he was an outstanding baseball player, being catcher of the famed Brandon Greys. He remained a keen golfer and curler for the rest of his life. He moved from Brandon to Morden in 1935 and was elected Mayor of Morden in 1953, serving for 12 years. He was a Conservative candidate for the Manitou-Morden constituency in the 1949 provincial generation election. He served as a President of the Manitoba Association of Urban Municipalities from 1959 to 1960 and was Vice-President of the Pembina Regional Development Area, comprising 13 municipalities in south-central Manitoba. In 1964, he was given a Manitoba Golden Boy Award for meritoriuous community service. He died suddenly in Winnipeg on 3 October 1967 and was buried in Morden’s Hillside Cemetery.
“9 Golden Boys and Golden Gal,” Winnipeg Free Press, 9 November 1963, page 1.
Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 October 1967, page 33.
“In the record books,” Winnipeg Free Press, 12 October 1967, page 50.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 21 July 2018
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