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Memorable Manitobans: Harry Cohen (?-1990)

Businessman.

Born at Calgary, Alberta, he was the founder of Gendis, or General Distributors of Canada, the sole Canadian distributor of Sony electronics and the parent firm of the Metropolitan and Saan department store chains. In 1952, he and his brother obtained the exclusive franchise to market PaperMate pens in Canada. He also served as an honorary director of the Calgary Stampeders Football Club. He received an honorary doctorate from the University of Calgary and was named to the Order of Canada. He died at Calgary on 9 July 1990.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Wednesday, 11 July 1990, page 31.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 30 September 2009

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