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Memorable Manitobans: Desmond Francis Cox (1913-2000)

Insurance executive.

Born at Winnipeg on 13 November 1913, he survived the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915, and he was the last survivor of the sinking in North America, with his mother being recorded as being the third last passenger taken from the liner. Educated at St. John’s College and the University of Manitoba, Cox worked in the insurance industry, spending the last 15 years of his career until 1969 as President of Desmond M. Cox Limited. He was very active in the St. James Kiwanis Club.

He died at Winnipeg on 15 September 2000.


Winnipeg Free Press, Monday, 18 September 2000, page 44.

This profile was prepared by Kris Keen.

Page revised: 1 December 2008

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