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Memorable Manitobans: John Bremner Craig (1872-1942)

Grain merchant.

Born at Renfrew, Ontario on 12 December 1872, son of Robert and Anne Craig, he was educated at the public and collegiate schools of Renfrew then moved to Manitoba in 1889. From 1895 to his retirement a few years before his death, he was affiliated with the grain trade in Western Canada. He served as President of the Northwest Grain Dealers’ Association, and a member of the council (1918-1920), Vice-President (1921) and President (1922-1923) for the Winnipeg Grain Exchange. He was a member of the Southwood Golf Club, AF & AM, and IOOF. He died at Winnipeg on 4 December 1942 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

Sources:

Obituary, Winnipeg Free Press, 4 December 1942, page 2.

“John B. Craig dies Friday”, Winnipeg Free Press, 5 December 1942, page 4.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 28 February 2010

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