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Memorable Manitobans: John M. Cook (1909-2002)

Genealogist.

Born at Winnipeg on 27 February 1909, he attended Mulvey School, Kelvin Technical High School, and Wesley College Collegiate. He worked for the Royal Bank of Canada from 1929 until his retirement in 1969. During the Second World War, he served as an ammunition examiner in The Royal Canadian Ordnance Corps. He had many hobbies including stamp and sports card collecting, music and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, as well as being a sports enthusiast. He was a passionate genealogist and served several terms as President of the United Empire Loyalists Association. His family, on both sides, were United Empire Loyalists and two of the buildings in Upper Canada Pioneer Village at Morrisburg, Ontario belonged to the family. He died at Winnipeg on 8 December 2002.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, 9 January 2002.

“They will never be forgotten,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 December 2002, pages A8-A9.

This page was prepared by Ian Stewart.

Page revised: 23 November 2016

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