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Memorable Manitobans: Roderick Alexander Copland (1909-1959)

Business executive.

Born at Winnipeg on 31 March 1909, son of William T. Copland and Jane Ann Forbes, at a young age he moved to Stonewall, Manitoba where, at the age of 17, he became a junior clerk at the Canadian Bank of Commerce. Over the next six years, he worked at branches in Altona, Foxwarren, Rivers, and Fort Frances (Ontario), transferring to Winnipeg in 1932. He joined the Bond Department of the investment firm of Oldfield, Kirby and Gardner in 1945 and became its President in 1954. He served as President of the Winnipeg Stock Exchange and was a member of the Advisory Board of the Winnipeg Foundation. He was a member of the pipe band of the Winnipeg Khartum Shriners. He died at Winnipeg on 27 January 1959 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.


Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.

“City executive R. A. Copland dies at 49”, Winnipeg Free Press, 28 January 1959, page 26.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 February 2012

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