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Memorable Manitobans: Norman Louis Coghlan (1927-2013)

Businessman, community activist.

Born at Winnipeg on 26 February 1927, he founded the firm Coghlan’s Limited in 1959. He served as President of the Rotary Club of Winnipeg and Chairman of its Permanent Endowment Fund. He also served as President of the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce (1976-1977), Wingar Investments, Premium Investments, and Wildwood Community Club, and Chair of the Fort Garry Independent Citizens Election Committee. He was a member of the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise, The Associates of the Asper School of Business, St. Charles Country Club, Manitoba Club, and a partner of the Rotary Stables at Assiniboia Downs. He died at Winnipeg on 20 December 2013.

See also:

A Toast to Winnipeg, The Winnipeg Foundation, 18 April 2017.


Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 December 2013.

We thank Nathan Kramer for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 31 August 2020

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